Just had to report that I managed an 11 hour drive to New Orleans from Orlando on Friday last week. Yesterday I drove 6 1/2 hours from New Orleans to Houston.
One year ago I was barely able to drive to work or the doc because of the sciatic pain. I will have to say that I used the therma care patches on the lower back and left hip to keep the muscles warm, padded the heck out of my drivers seat and took my meds on time.
I was very wary to take the trip because I hadn't driven more than one hour in over a year since the sciatica started. So, just wanted to give hope to others who are using conservative treatments that time and patience sometimes work.
I took the trip to see my mom and sister -- It was so worth it!
Take care and may you all live in less pain.