I had a minor disc herniation for two months and started to go to a new Physio, on the recommendation of my doctor since I had no improvement with a Chiropractor. She is brutual and I was severely bruised after the first two sessions. Two days after the second session, I ended up in A&E with the worst sciatic pain (which I hadn't had before). Admittedly the day of the session, I had felt fantastic and done alot of things I hadn't been able to do for months (lifting, cleaning etc) so I might well have done this myself.
I had to wait 8 days (stuck in bed, in agonising pain, unable to stand or sit for longer than 3 minutes before nearly passing out) for a cortisone injection which I had two weeks ago. It took my pain level down from a 10 to a 7-8 and I have been mobile since and able to drive. Still pretty sore in the mornings when I wake up though but I find an ice pack and a Celebrex seems to help take the edge off to help me function. I am having a second cortisone shot tomorrow morning and they say that this one should be more effective than the first.
I am just wondering whether the Physio could be doing more harm than good, mainly because I am desperate for a solution/answer I guess!
Has anyone had a similar situation with good healing results? I cannot imagine living with this pain, although from what I read here it seems that alot of people have. It sucks!