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I was unlucky enough to suffer from a prolapsed disc back in 1995,
I was given minimmal treatment as I had also had an operation for
ruptured ligaments in the left knee, this they think was the cause of the prolapse as I must have been walking and favouring the left leg.
I can honestly say the sciatic pain I felt was the worst ever experienced nothing helped at all , no amount of pain killers heat pads
etc helped , I suffered in total for 7months and was also diagnosed
with depression brought on by the pain , I was treated for this and the anti-depressants dulled alot of pain .
24March 2005 out of the blue another episode of sciatic pain so bad
it caused problems with loss of feeling in the bladder and bowel area.
This time I was admitted to hospital and hospitalised for 10 days I was given good pain managment and given an epidural injection of steriods and pain killers , this ( god willing ) seems to have worked .
I would recomend anyone suffering with this sort of pain to seek help as soon as possible as this condition has no guarantee as to how long each episode will last and as to how well it responds to sufferers.
I was pumped full of pain killers
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