I am an overweight 33 y/o male who has been suffering from severe acute sciatica for the last 2.5 weeks. I had X-rays done 2 months ago which show sacrilization of L5 and S1 and narrowing of the disk space between L4 and L5. I'm getting intense muscle spasms in my right buttock/hip down to my calf. I am also getting tingling and numbness down my entire leg to my big toe. The pain has been unrelenting and finally getting some relief from Torodol and Tylenol 4 for about 3 hours at a time. I can only walk a few steps before the intense pain hits and I have to lay down and wait for the spasm to subside. I have been to the chiropractor 4 times in thr last 2.5 weeks with 2 sessions of spinal decompression. When I walk my back is overcompensating and I am really twisted. I am waiting for an MRI in two weeks. In the meantime, what is recommended? Do I still try to walk in short bursts? Even through the pain? What exercises should I be doing? Thanks.