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paulo4123ppaulo4123 Posts: 1
edited 04/15/2015 - 11:16 PM in New Member Introductions
Hi, I'm Paul, A 67 year old Male emigrated to Australia in 1972. I first encountered Sciatica about 12 years ago after inquiring an office job for the first time. I used to carry my wallet in my back left hand pocket and in doing so with all the sitting down at the wrong angle gave me what I later found out to be Sciatica. The removal of the wallet worked wonders and I haven't had a problem until now. About two weeks ago it all started again but the pain was so bad I couldn't go to work. Of course I went to my Doctors who prescribed various pain killers and sent me for a CT scan. To cut a long story short yesterday I had a Cortisone injection and today I feel on top of the world. I have to have more work done on the 22nd April but I'm hoping the pain stays away as I've never felt so much agony as I have over the last 14 days.
Regards Paul.


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I'm glad the cortisone injection worked so well!
    Always good to hear good story.

    And you're right about the wallets. :)
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  • Oh the cortisone shots... Such good friends when you need one :)).
    They worked well for me too at the beggining. Hopefully shot of cortisone deflamed the nerve enough for another 15 years :).
    Take care of you and your back.
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