I got a shot in my let hip back in Dec 2007 and since then I have been dealing with pain. Pain that began in my left butt cheek which has progressivly gotton worse and has spread down to my calf at times. First they said sciatic nerve, then changed to IT Band syndrom, now back to possible sciatic nerve damage. The pain is so bad at times I can barely walk. At times I have a shooting pain that buckles my knee. I finally got an MRI but no results yet. I use a tens unti, heat, cold, physical therapy and pain pills. It is managemable only if I take pain meds evey 4 -6 hours. Without the pills it is so painful I want to tell the doctor to cut it off. I am sick of living on pain pills and having my life this bad. I love to walk my dog and we have continued but had to cut down some. I walk about 2 - 2.5 miles a day now even with pain. It is very bad to lay on not to mention sitting all day at work. I bought a big pillow to sit on at work otherwise it would get too bad that the pain pills did not even help.
Please someone give me some hope? It has been 10 months of pain and it is not better, just worse even with all the stretching, PT and other methods I have tried.