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Old 04-27-2010, 06:07 AM   #1
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Question New member (27) with ongoing sciatica. Help please.

Hi there.
Im new on here so I hope this is the right place to be posting this, if it isnt forgive me.
I am 27 and I have had sciatica for about 8 years or so. The first time I had it, it was really bad im not sure how it came about to be honest but when the pain would come on I would have to bend forward as though I was touching my knee with my face,and there would be excruciating pain going down my left leg. It was also an uncontollable reflex some I didnt have any chocie to do. Then as the years have passed I have got it roughly every two years and it lasts for about the same amount of time (3-6 weeks) but luckily I havent ever got it as bad as the first time and it doesnt come with the leg nerve pain anymore just really painful to move/bend. I recently got it about two weeks ago and went straight to the doctor who prescribed me with diclofenac and co-codamol, which I didnt think really worked apart from making me constipated lol.
Anyway as the pain is still there I went back to the doctor today and told him I still have pain and he prescribed me with Co-Dydramol, is this any good? I have never heard of it before?
Also what else can I do to help with my lower back pain? the doctor is referring me to a specialist so im hoping they will be able to tell whats wrong.
On a last note my father has the same problem which im assuming is hereditory and he suggests some excercises he swears by them in fact, but the pain killers are good because it means I can carry on as normal.
I dont want to be like this as im only 27 and I have been told that this could lead to surgery which scares me tbh. I have also been told that I may have a bulging disc or a forward tipped pelvis. If you saw my lower back it really dips in and then out again towards my coxix bone which I personally think looks abnormal.
Thanks for listening and I look forward to hearing from anyone with some good advice on my questions.