Posted 12/8/2016 8:41 AM (GMT -6)
Hi. Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear of your troubles.
You say you've been to several doctors, but not what type of doctor. You don't say whether your insurance requires a referral to see a specialist. I would suggest an orthopedist or a pain management doctor. They would most likely order an M.R.I. to see what is going on.
Meanwhile, you might try putting an ice pack on your lower back, 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, to see if it gives you any relief. For me, it's the one thing that usually helps when my sciatica is acting up. Pain killers do nothing for nerve pain, in my experience.
Get shoes with good support and don't wear the same shoes 2 days in a row. If you are a female, carry a purse that has a hand grip, not a shoulder strap and try to keep it under 5 pounds and if you wear heals, go for the 'kitten' heel instead of the 'stilletto'. Get a lumbar support for when you are seated, at home, at work, in the car, etc. Check out proper body alignment for while you are in bed. There are many things you can do to help position yourself for maximum support for your spine.
"Icy Hot" and "Aleve" both make simple t.e.n.s. units that you could try. I've found them very helpful when my back is acting up. They are pretty easy to find at pharmacies and other stores now.
Hopefully, some of these suggestions will help you be more comfortable while you search for an answer. Keep posting and let us know how things go.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus