I was wondering if anybody had surgery and found out that they had sciatica from osteophyte and or bone spur. Have had this sciatica now for a year, done all the conservative treatments, am now at pain management going on 7 months, have had 3 injections. First one worked really well. Meanwhile, I had a hysterectomy in March, which we thought might be the culprit. I had a grapefruit size fibroid next to a 3 month if I was pregnant uterus full of fibroids. Well, I came out of surgery with my sciatica screaming at 10 ++. Had to wait 4 more weeks for an injection. Can i say MISERY! So, it just so happens I have two things going on at the same time. Lucky me! So after the last injection which they went into the facet joint? It didn't do anything. I have made an appointment to see surgeon. I have an MRI that says 4 mm osteophyte/disc complex which mildly impinges S1 nerve root. I try to stay positive but some days are hard. Being on medication is getting old, it just helps me get thru the day.One good thing is that after hysterectomy i lost 20 lbs and am at my appropriate weight for my age. Yeh! Anybody have any successful stories that are similar?