Hello all..I am glad I found this board! I need your expertise, if you would. Had a very bad car accident 20 years ago and have never been the same. The last 4 years I have been having the typical sciatica pain. Text book symptoms so I won't bore you with them. The thing is, is that I would get a bout of it every several months and the episode would last 4 or 5 days. Went to the the doctors only one time because for it during that time which he said was probably sciatica and gave me medication. Here is where the problem is. In the last 6 months I have been getting the pain much more frequently. This last episode has lasted almost 2 months but the symptoms are sketchy. I will have many days where it is so painful I can't even lay down at night my leg hurts so bad. Then it eases to where it is just an mild pain and bursts back into bad pain again. I should mention that last year I went to a chiropractor to see if it could help and he told me he would be very surprised that I didn't have a herniated disk in my lower back. I have googled sciatica and I didn't read anything where the pain would come and go and never leave for so long. Has anyone ever had that history? Also, if I go to the doctor...how should I approach the situation that maybe it is time to seek furthur tests etc. He only saw me one time, the other times I just suffered it out. Any suggestions would help! Thanks so much!!