I have had sciatica and sciatica spasms my entire adult life (I'm 34) and I recently had a spasm episode that was fairly short compared to my previous ones. It was on and off for about a week, sometimes being in full spasm for hours and then, between, being on the verge if I made the wrong move.
Since then, January, I have had pretty constant sciatic pain in my left leg from a 2 to maybe 6 on a pain scale. I recently started going to a doctor about this and have been doing physical therapy for a few weeks but have had no improvement. So the doctor sent me for a cortisone injection which is supposed to be one of three. I've had one so far and have no improvement after a week now.
So I have been researching and have found several things saying that if the first one doesn't help then you should not continue because 3 isn't likely to help. Also that it isn't a permanent fix anyway and the pain comes back in a few months.
I have my next one on Thursday and I wonder if I should do it.
I guess my biggest fear here is having some kind of permanent nerve damage or having to have surgery or something.
Does anyone have any experience with this?