Hello im 28 years old and was diagnosed with sciatica last friday. I have been suffering with this for the last 4-5 months. I get pain down my left leg, bum cheek and knee. I get numbness in the leg a strange tingling feeling and burning sensation. The pain radiates from shooting pain down the leg to dull aching that just wont go.
My gp gave me a list of exercises to do and told me to buy pain killers, so i did the exercises and bought ibuprofen from the pharmacy, i'm currently taking 1200mg a day but they dont seem to help.
I'm stuck and quite lost to be fair, the exercises are making the pain worse and i now have severe back pain to accompany the leg pain. I'm quite miserable and snappy
i just want to be pain free.