I went to the rheumy yesterday just for the usual 4 month follow up, get my Rx, and I mentioned to him the pain I'm having in the middle of the night, when I turn over, which I attributed to sciatica -- I have degenerative disk disease at several levels, lumbar region. He tells me it is most likely NOT sciatica because sciatica is caused by activity and merely turning over in bed is not activity. He said it is facet joint pain caused by the DDD/arthritis. This is new to me. He said it can be treated by exercises, either with physical therapy or just Google it and do them at home, and possibly getting facet joint injections. He said there is a lot less steroid med in the facet joint injections than epidurals. Just wondering if anyone here has experience with this? What worked for you? I'd love to get rid of this pain. It can be exquisitely painful at times.