When I was two months old, I was hospitalized with a fever of almost 105 F. The doctor worried that I might have had spinal meningitis, so he ordered a lumbar puncture. I didn't have it, but the doctor never figured out what caused my illness. I am 18 now, and I was recently diagnosed with sciatica. It only flares up for a couple days at a time every couple of weeks, but when it does I experience a piercing pain in my lower back with nerve pain shooting all the way down to the bottom of my feet. It started about three years ago and has been pretty regular ever since. Is there a possibility that the sciatica is related to the spinal tap at such a low age? If so, how can I go about an official diagnosis and treatment?