Keep updating. I've had sciatica for a few months... sucks. Had nasty pain, left side ...lower back, hip, left nut & all around my knee. Sent me to the ER 1 night. Couldn't get up off the floor. It's kinda gotten better. Pains faded, I'm done taking pills. TBH, I was sick of them, started feeling like I was getting dependant on them. Knee is still numb, & I get a shooting pain now n then. Same deal tho, construction background & heavy lifing. I fucked my lower disks. Cracked a couple n somethings pushing on the nerves. They're trying shots, but if they don't work, talking about surgery. But doc said I'm young, so if I can put it off, maybe I should. I'm 38.