So, I had my first injection, left side in December. He tried this to see if it was pain from the joint, or actual sciatica, as the symptoms are pretty much the same - pain in butt, running down leg. Now, in April, the pain is just starting to come back. If you have these symptoms, it might be an idea to check out your SI joint, to determine if it is sciatica or the joint.
I had my right side done just two weeks ago, and success again, so far!!
I still have lower back pain, from the DDD and bulging discs, but it did take away the pain that was more towards the sides, the sharper lower back pain that I had, the pain that radiated down my backside and back of my legs. It is that much easier to get up out of chairs, which was pure torture before, and regarding this pain, is easier to stand and walk but of course, my other injuries still make that hard, this just cut out some of the pain. I'll take that!!
Just thought I'd share, as a lot of people who think they have sciatica, as I and my doctors did, could actually have joint issues instead.
APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own