Hi all im new to the forum after 2 days of searching i think ive found a good forum to join.
I'm new to sciatica and was only diagnosed on friday the 11th november (last week). I have been experiencing pain down my left leg, bum and knee for around 4-5 months now. The doctor gave me some exercises to try at home and told me to take pain killers and sent me home.
The exercises seem to have increased my pain (normal or not i don't know) i now have increased back pain and the leg is hurting like hell. It goes numb, tingly, and feels like its burning sometimes too.
I'm not sure what to do now though i wasn't given no advice ect. I've been taking 1200mg of ibuprofen a day for the last few days to help, to no avail they don't seem to help at all.
I'm 28 years old and a little shocked to hear i have sciatica.
Any help or advice would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance