I started with the severe sciatica around June 5, before then it was a twinge then one day I had spasms and such severe pain I couldn't walk. After a trip to the ER I was given muscle relaxers, anti inflammatory steroid meds, and then after seeing my regular dr stronger pain meds. I have improved somewhat. 7 weeks later I can do only so much before my leg is screaming in pain . I can only walk about 10 minutes. I hate taking Motrin like candy and fear the side effects but without it I could do nothing. I contacted my dr for a cortisone shot after talking with people with same issue and researching it. He won't due to my already being in steroids. He is sending me to pain mgmt where he said they may give me one. I think my dr is being too cautious. I would like to know who else has had oral steroids and the shot within about a month and your success rates? And what type?