Hi all, just thought I would tell you my story with sciatica from an injury while on deployment with the British Army in 2010.
I slipped my L5 S1 disc after carrying a large pipe using my left arm. after that I had really painful sciatica down my left leg for 8 month and was on Tramadol for many months also, I was finally put forward for a Microdisectomy December 2010 but after coming off tramadol 2 weeks before op date my pain started to go away and after speaking to my specialist he said the tramadol had been sending pain signals for maybe months, weeks because my body was then addicted to tramadol!.
After this happened I cancelled op and got fully fit and up graded in the Army again and was fine until now!, after a long ride last weekend on my motorbike I had a bad lower back muscle spasm and my upper body was really out of alignment and could not walk so had to go to A&E and there I got an X Ray which showed no issue with my spine out of alignment but after the muscle spasm had calmed down and body alignment back to normal I then have started getting really painful sciatica again in my left leg mainly below my left butt cheek but also down at the side of my knee cap. I am now waiting to see specialist to see what's going on back there but fingers crossed I will be ok in a few more weeks I hope anyway.
If anyone out there has had sciatica after years of being pain free I would like to know what was your outcome?.