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New here... Hope I don't stay long.

I've had sciatica problems for about 8 years now. Initially, it was just slight pain that would go away after a day of rest. I had gone to PT, but the sciatica has progressed and the episodes have gotten more frequent and more painful.

At this point, I have about 6 episodes a year which last 3-6 weeks. I'm going to a Dr who specialized in spinal injury. I've been seeing him for the last 2 1/2 years. He has sent me to the physical therapist three times and to the chiropractor once. Both the PT and the chiro took a good 5 weeks before the pain went away. That's about the same amount of time it takes if I do nothing.

Well, I'm here for advice. Besides feeling immobilized and useless, my wife gets very mad when my back is out. So I not only have to battle the pain, but also her perception that I'm exaggerating it.


  • My back pain started same year i got married, Thats why i got divorsed hoping back pain would get beter ! But it was too late ! She took my money and destroyed my back ! Woman, Cant live with them, Cant live without them,

    You never noticed when the woman leaves the house our pain level drops ? I know how far my gf is from the house just by the nerve pain level , I think doctors need to research this ,

    You might want to see a pain specialist and maybe an injection of roids along with pt you might have beter luck,

    Best of luck,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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