Recovering from sciatica

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I had sciatica 6 years ago and had a very successful op that took a long time to recover fro .however I damaged my back 6 weeks ago today herniated disc and am glad to report it is improving from a lot of pt i can now walk pretty good and pains in butt and thigh have gone and calf is slowly going .I got very depressed as I thought I had the long road to recovery .I just thought I would share this good story as I have not read many of them .I think a lot of people recover but don't write it on the forum

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    Thank you for posting PT is helping for a change. I am also doing PT and keep reading it's a waste of time.  So happy PT worked for you as surgery is never anyone's first choice. 

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      Hi Alley

      I think pt helps quite a lot of people but as we get better we don't bother looking at these posts anymore and therefore do not comment on same .

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    Thank you so much for your post! I have have severe sciatica now for 6 months and getting worse. Could you tell me what kind of surgery you had. I have asked my doctor to refer me but he said he didn't know who to refer me to. I'm willing to pay but who do I go to? I have had an MRI that shows a bulging disc at L5/S1, the doctor said that's probably not causing the sciatica and that I could have piriformis syndrome. So far I've spent almost a thousand pounds on acupuncture and other therapies but just getting worse. I'm treated like a drama queen because I can't handle the pain anymore. But really I'm not. I've had two babies without anaesthetic and I can only compere this pain to that. I don't know where to turn 😞

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      Hi Bev

      I had a laparoscopy about 6 years ago .I was very bad at the time I could not stand and had to lie on my back all the time . O had the operation after 6 weeks of pain .

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