H,i I am new and this be my 2nd post tonight. As of my previous post sufferer of sciatic pain. My GP centre is very good but the problem is getting an appointment, you will wait a month for one, you can go on a daily emergency if you can get through to get the appointment within time stated. They have so many patients on their books the receptionists cant cope at times. With nhs appointments you can wait like 3 months, luckily for me I had mri scan at private clinic arranged via my gp and the hospital due to my severe pain. It was so nice, no waiting done straight away in a private room. No sitting with a gown on waiting for hours with people walking past seeing all your bits. I have read that operations are not successful for sciatica and dont know anyone who had them that has said they were better afterwards. I have never had this myself. It scares me. This is an alone illness with pain, as no one else knows what you are going through or the pain. But I am finding out that more people I speak to seem to have it. My late father suffered with it for years in agony. they say to stay positive as it helps the pain but not everyone can do that. I find walking helps me. Even in this day of medical science and technology they still dont have cures for things.