I am 26 and have had sciatic leg pain for about 3 mths now. It started out as just sharp pain down my left leg. Now i can't feel my left calf and foot and the numbness is moving up the back of my thigh. I was able to get around with a limp and now i am not able to do anything. I've had to quit my job and resort to laying on the floor all day. I am not able to stand without a horrible burning, tightness sensation starting in my butt all down my left leg and just recently laying down isn't helping anymore; it's constant. I don't know what to do, i don't have insurance and i know i need surgery. I have a two yr old and a four yr old and i'm unable to do anything with them, it's incredibly depressing. I'm scared it's going to be permanent. Sometimes the pain is so bad i start to hyperventilate and nearly pass out. Does anyone know what i can do?