I have suffered from lower back pain/ sciatica for past fortnight now. Finding it difficult to work, the first week I was able to manage with painkillers going to work but 9 days ago the pain levels shot up so bad I had to go to A &E as the pain was like nothing I have ever experience in my life. They gave me co codamol 30/500g to which I have been maxing out on and said to take that with ibuprofen . After 2 days of this not really getting the pain manageable my home gp put me on nuproxen. But due to pain I'm still not able to drive without back going into spasm or walk very far so not been able to go to work. I'm seeing a chiropractor for first time this afternoon. Is there anything else I can be doing to help heal my back? Gp just wants to give me painkillers and hope that it goes away!!