I find myself in the unfortunate predicament of a buggered back. I've no idea how I did it, but the CT scans show problems with the lower discs/vertabrae which is putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. It's been getting progressively worse to the point where I'm now more or less incapacitated and an intense pain if I'm standing or sitting or doing anything but lying on my front, and even that's not a sure thing. The GP is pumping me full of painkillers and anti inflams with the hope it will go away of its own accord, and I've started seeing a physio who doesn't seem to be making much difference. He's done the deep tissue stuff, dry needle, tens... There's talk of getting a cortisone injection in/near the spine and potentially surgery if that doesn't work. Has anyone else been through this? Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Because I'm feeling like a miserable useless prick right now. I can't work, I can't even sit down for a meal with my family, I can't ride and the drugs make me drowsy.