Hello fellow sufferers. I have been enduring a sciatic "flair up" for about 8 wks now. (First one). My L5 S1 is bone on bone. I've dealt with the low back pain for years with PT,Advil,and plain stubbornness. 6 mo ago diagnosed with a couple ulcers. No more Advil. Started with a pain mgt doc. Epidurals, radio ablation and percocet have worked pretty well until the sciatic started. My question is what if I try to bull through it? "Rest" and a very painful epidural last week has not done the trick. I am a self employed carpenter with a major renovation/re build scheduled to start in about 10 days. If I go ahead and work anyway can I make it worse? I know the pain will be worse, but will the condition get worse? Thanks, Sean.