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Hi i've suffered with sciatica for five years on and off, this bout being nearly two years, I've had three nerve root blocks (one of them after my operation) and a partial discectomy in August. I've now been off work for over three months and would really like to get back to work, even if part time. After not being able to do anything for months, i decided to bite the bullet and start swimming again a couplpe of weeks ago, i'm now doing 1 mile a week in two sessions, which is good. I can now walk my dog occasionally, but not as often and as far as i'd like. This being said i'm still in a lot of pain, with it waking me up at night and not able to complete household chores without suffering for a few days afterwards. I find it hard to sit on the sofa and tend to sit sideways!
I'm taking lots of pain relief, which to me doesn't seem to work as i'm still in lots of pain. My constultant and my GP have refered me to the 'pain clinic' but i don't have an appointment with them until January, this isn't good enough. i want to be out of pain now, not in two months time.
When will i get my life back?? Help
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