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Back Problems board

Has your dr. said if the herniation was pressing on the sciatic nerve? I dealt with severe degenerative disc disease at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels for 2 yrs and during the entire 2 yrs. I exprienced sciatic nerve pain. I went through therapy and epidural injections with no relieve. I have recently underwent a fusion at both those levels. The discs are no longer compressing the nerve but the nerve was compressed for so long that I still experience the sciatic pain. I have recently been put on Lyrica. It is a medicine prescribed for nerve pain. You could try asking your dr. if they felt this medicine might help you. But yes the sciatic nerve pain can last a very long time, especially if your disc is pressing on the nerve. Sometimes anti-inflamatory medicines can also help. I hope I have been of some help to you.