I too would like to welcome you to Healing Well. I am so sorry you have to be here but very glad that you found us. As WhiteBeard said in his post this is the best CP forum around. We have a great group of people here and the one thing we all have in common and understand is CP. None of us are drs but we do often share experiences of what does or does not work for our own situations. Its a little slow right now because of is being a weekend but others will pop on from time time.
Sciata is a very painfull condition. Unfortunately medications and sometimes physical therapy are about the only things I know that can help it. Have you been tried on any of the medications specifically for nerve pain such as Lyrica, Cymbalta or Neurotin? Most pain meds will not help with nerve pain. None of us like to be on medications and yes we all get fed up from time to time, so you are not alone in that respect. But, sometimes medications are the only way we can get a little bit of relief.
Again welcome aboard and I hope you will decide to hang out here with us.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.