I went to the Pain Management Doc who I thought was going to go over how to live with this pain...instead he wants to do another injection in my spine AND my butt! He says I have TRUE sciatic pain (NO SHIT)...I am nervous and told him I need a month to think about it.
But the good news is he explained a lot of things to me including this will NEVER heal. So I am on the right track doing what I am doing. He told me to STOP the activity that makes me hurt and not PUSH through anything! That if I continue in an activity that makes me hurt I will damage myself more.
So I have to learn to listen to my body! AND the first shot worked a year because I stopped doing the house work that caused the pain! When I tried to start doing it again the pain came back....I have to figure something out on that end for sure. He said the shots only last 6 weeks at the most!
He thought from reading my history that he was going to suggest I use a pain pump that he would do surgery to put one in my back...NO...I am not that far yet. My nerve is not damaged. Its just inflamed or pinched by the disc.