I started having sciatica pain about eight months ago. After a couple months and no resolution I started PT. Only did that for a month. Didn’t seem to help much. Regular pain continued but didn’t completely prevent me from doing things. I just had to cut back on my weekly runs.
About a week or two ago it seemed to get worse. And then 48 hours ago it for REALLY bad. I’ve spent the last three days on my back. I attempted to go to the doctor but couldn’t make it to the car. After a few steps the pain in my butt and leg is so piercing I have to fall down or climb back in bed. They called in tramadol and a medrol dosepak for me. Tramadol making me comfortable when lying down (a little) but does nothing when I stand. Just started the dosepak this morning. And all this bed rest seems to have made things worse, yet I can’t do anything but stay in bed.
Getting really worried about never walking again. I mean, the pain is a 12/10. I’m completely disabled. When it’s this bad, is there a chance in a week or two I might get better? Is this degree of pain and disability really unusual for sciatica?
They want me to get an MRI but right now even that would be impossible.