Hi I am new to the site but just wondered if anyone could help, I have a disc bulging in my lower back, sciatic pain down my legs and pain in my knee joints. I currently take 200mg of Tramadol slow release twice daily (the slow release allows me to have an even dose over a 24 hr period), gabapentin, and anti depressants. I used to take Diclofenac with no problems but it has been withdrawn due to health risks, I was given Naproxen but this has caused me stomach problems so my GP has stopped me having any anti inflammatories, my knee pain is now really bad to the point I cannot walk up and down stairs without a great deal of pain. Has anyone tried the knee supports that have the magnets in them, if so do they work or any other alternative remedies that have been successful, if all else fails it's going to have to be a stair lift. Thanks for your help.