Sciatica (or similar) problems for over a year. Still no solution.

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As I posted a while back, I've been dealing with sharp lower back pain, radiating down my left leg, behind my thigh and buttock. I've been to several clinics but they just give me Anti-inflammatory, injections and many X-rays and MRIs. I've done physiotherapy, and works for 1-2 weeks and then the pain comes back. The pain gets to a point where I can't walk at all, and I'm not comfortable in any position (sitting, standing, laying). Again, I've taken Anti-inflammatories, Iboprufen and doing exercises for a very long time, which are the only temporary solution.

I want to get opinions and suggestions about what I could do or change in my life, because it's getting very annoying and I get deppresed very often.

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    I only just started having similar problems. I feel your pain, good luck

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      Thanks for your comment, hope you find a way to solve it too.

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    Hi Jay I'm sorry to hear about your painful sciatica. It is definitely annoying. I Had sciatica for 7 months and just got over it a few months ago. As you know it's extremely painful. I feel what really helped me was chiropractor, physical therapy, CBD, lots of walking, and Anti-inflammatory natural supplements(Turmeric, Magnesium, alpha lipoic, Ashwanga, vitamin B-12, etc). Best of luck. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

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      Thanks for your comment. Yes, I have had many X-rays, MRI's, blood tests, and everything shows normal. I did have many sessions with chiropractor and physiotherapists but didn't seem to help much. It is indeed a very painful experience.

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    Summary: I have had many, many cases of sciatica over decades with all but one being fixed by chiropractic. The one that wasn't was caused by a bone spur literally "crushing" the nerve root at L4. In that case a simple outpatient decompressive laminectomy of L4/L5 took care of the problem immediately with some lingering pain (the nerve was very inflamed) lasting no more than a week.

    I would start with the chiropractor. Lots of times the nerve is pinched but can be relieved by adjustments over a week or two. The worst case (above) took a neurosurgeon to find and fix. You don't have to live with this. Find the root cause and get it done.

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      Thanks for your comment. Yes, actually mine is suspected to be L5-S1 herniated disc which is causing all the pain. I did try many sessions with chiropractor and physiotherapy but just Anti-inflammatory medicine have relieved the pain so far.

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    Can I ask... what did the MRI report say? I've had two open hip surgeries for sciatic nerve adhesions where the sciatic nerve runs down the buttock to the back the leg. The 2nd surgery found the anatomy of my sciatic nerve is abnormal but that wasn't the cause of my pain. It made my surgeries and treatment far more complicated.

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      Thanks for your comment. My latest MRI showed just L5-S1 disc herniation. Everything else shows normal. I will have another MRI done today to see how much or if it had changed, I will update on this.

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