Hello, I'm Ranee. I have been having severe sciatica issues since 2008! I know most of you on here know exactly how I feel when I say I am sick and tired of all this pain I deal with on a day to day basis. I do not have my official MRI report right here in front of me but I know I have several disc herniations L4-5 L5-S1?? area. My symptoms include pain in the low back down throught buttocks, down the leg to my feet. Also, a large spot on top of thigh completely numb. Anyway, since Febuary 2011 (when I finally got health insurance) I have had 5 epideral injections with one of our pain managemnet md's in my town. Injections seem to help for around 3 weeks. Never actually taking the pain away but making it bearable where I can at least walk. My question is how many of you have gone on this long with this "sciatica" and had no relief? I am concerned with me having this issue for 4+ years now that I have severely damaged my nerve to no return of ever being normal?