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I am not usually the sort of person to post in these forums but I wondred if anyone could help me out.
My partner suffered with 2 slipped disks towards the end of 2016 which took months to heal. 3 weeks ago we had to move furniture out from our old house into our new home and this has caused him to have a relapse. Unfortunately this time, his lower back isnt hurting, its a deep seated pain in his left buttock which radiates down through his leg. He is having severe difficulty getting out of bed to use the toilet and has resulted in using a walking stick to get around. He says he is feeling that the pain is worsening even though he is taking Cocodamol and Naproxin (500mg) 4 times a day with the addition of Amitriptyline (25mg) 4 times a day. Nothing seems to be working and nothing is relieving the pain. I have started to use a Tens Machine on him now so I will see if this also helps to relieve some of the pain so he can get up and walk around the house. He cant sit down as this hurts the Piriformis Muscle and Leg so the only comfy-ish position is laying in bed all day.
What I want to ask is if the pain gets worse should I call an ambulance to take him to A&E. We are based in the UK and I know that our health system is currently suffering with people using the A&E service when it isnt really needed and we dont want to be that sort of person. Reading all the posts and websites they say that A&E isnt an option unless he starts to loose control of his bladder and bowel which thankfully isnt the case. He is just in so much pain at the moment and he cant seem to see a light at the end of the Tunnel.
Has anyone else had Piriformis Syndrome with Sciatic Pain and receovered? If you have, how long will it take. He has already had 1 week of work and will be taking a 2nd week off after Easter but I dont think his boss will approve of him having more than 2-3 weeks off work. He is the Accountant for the company so they do need him to be there.
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