Hi everyone. I'm new to the site. On Tues i went to the local e.r bc of an ungodly pain in my back, hip and right leg. It was like nothing i had ever experienced. I was told i had sciatica. I have spinal stenosis in all 3 regions of my back. The cervical region being the worse. But i have never felt anything like this. I was prescribed steroids. It's helped some. But the minute i try to do a little normal activity I'm down the rest of the day. It's very discouraging. I have 2 grandchildren and a disabled husband i care for. I'm not used to being down like this. I can't hardly get my foot 2 inches off the fllor without using my hands. Then i read these flare ups can last 16 weeks or better. YIKES. That really freaks me out. So if anyone has any suggestions on how a first timer sciatica sufferer can deal with this, plz. I'm open for suggestions. Thank you and I'm very happy to have found this site.