Anybody ever had sciatica?
I'm wondering if anybody's had sciatica, and if they found something that makes it better. I worked with my dad for the first time in half a year yesterday (doing firestop cauking), and now I have horrible sciatica that just seems to be getting worse rather than better.
I've had it many times before in the past 4 years from plenty of nerve damage to my neck and back, but I've never had it this bad. I've taken craploads of accetomenophen and ibeprophen but it's not making the slightest difference, I've stretched, I took a hot bath, I've tried walking it off but that only makes it worse. And the odd thing is it's getting gradually worse as the day goes on; this morning it hurt moderately, now if I bend or change my stance in any way it sends a burning pain down the back of my leg all the way from my ass to my low calf, it's like a knife that's on fire has cut my leg all the way down. I'm certain it's from pressure on a nerve because it hits worse when I bend certain ways, though it hurts when I sit or lie down too.
and to make matters worse I only have one fat joint, which I don't know when I'll save it till, but the last bowl I smoked yesterday helped a good deal. Plus I gotta be able to work a half day tomorrow and friday so I can have enough money for the ounce my friend is bringing down a week and a half from now. He's able to get it for $140, which is a nice deal off the usual $150.
so, any ideas?
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