I have back pain radiating from my coccyx to my backside and down my legs. It is always there, but the severity depends on what I have been doing. If I bend forward it feels like I will collapse as the pain is overwhelming. I cannot walk far or stand long because of this. As I sit here now, having taken tramadol an hour ago I can feel sharp stabbing pains in my buttocks. I have had MRI's of the spine and hips, there is nothing wrong.
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I have the same symptoms for the past 17 yrs, nothing shows on MRI, tried cortisone injection no success, doc now doing further testing since many other things can cause the savere pains, speak to you Doc about other causes or research your symptoms see if they fit with other diagnosis and get your doctor to test rather than label fibro which is untreatable
Have none of your doctors recommended physical therapy? I have had sciatica for several years. I try to exercise but I'm not the most consistent at it. I go to the chiropractor when its really bothering me. In addition to my routine adjustment the chiropractor has also used a cold laser on the most painful areas & some kind of tape like they use on professional athletes (sorry cant remember what its called). I have also tried acupuncture, land physical therapy & aquatic physical therapy. Each of those helped some but the results didn't last long. I have had multiple steroid injections in the tender spots & have had multiple nerve ablations to the nerve bundles that are triggering the pains (they burn the nerve endings so that they do not send the pain signal to the brain). The injections will last a few weeks to a few months, the ablations last 3-5 years. Right now I am not doing anything except propping my leg up. I dislocated my foot & broke my ankle in 3 places on December 29 & am still in a cast. I will be starting another session of physical therapy as soon as my orthopedic dr releases me to do it. Oh, I have had other people tell me that massage helps them with the pain. If you haven't already done so you might want to Google "stretches for sciatica" & start doing them as your pain allows. You might also want to try hot & cold compresses & take a look at the external ointments & pads that are available (if you can stand the smell). They are all similar but I prefer FreezeOn (I like the roll-on or spray) & IcyHot (the strongest strength pads).
Thanks Lizzy, I appreciate the info. I use a patch on my back, cant remember the name and it does help. I am making an appointment with my chiro for next week.
I do exercises for sciatica, it help allot