Hi Everyone, hope you can offer some advice
I slipped a disc in my lower back in 2013 soon after having my daughter, which an MRI scan confirmed but the surgeon recommended swimming and Pilates first as there are a lot of risks with having the operation and for my age he didn't think it was worth it so I did but found having acupuncture was the only thing that could relieve my pain so I was fine for a few years, always have a dull ache in my back but never really painful however a couple of months ago my back went again and I've had horrendous sciatica ever since, I can't get an appointment with the back specialist until September! So I booked in some acupuncture sessions and have been using a TENS machine, these however have only made it worse, I've tried swimming, walking and just resting, I hardly sleep, have had to take time off work, I'm angry most of the time so not very nice for my partner and daughter to live with me but I'm just in constant pain. Doctor has put me on Naproxen, co-codamol, diazepam and gabapentin. I'm now on Amitriptyline tablets but doctor says they can take up to 6 weeks to start working, I'm so fed up. Has anyone tried anything else that has worked for them? Thank you for reading.