I was just diagnosed with DDD and Sciatica on 12/24/2008. I have had back pain for about 12 years but it has gotten progressively worse over the last year and a half. I finally found a great primary care doctor and a rather good pain clinic. I haven’t had much insight in what to expect from the disease so I am hoping I can get some input from some members on this site as to their experiences with DDD and Sciatica. Has anyone tried physical therapy and has it helped? Right now I am taking Norco 10/325, Mobic and finally 2 Amirix at night to help with the pain. This combination is working rather well right now but I’d like to know what others are taking for the pain or how others are dealing with their pain. Any input is greatly appreciated and I should be finding out more at my next appointment on 2/10/2009.