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    I have sciatica and it's been 7 months, and while the pain is less intense it still infringes on my life a lot. I can't stand or sit properly for long, but I have pt to stretched my core and muscles but at 22 and a uni student taking time of uni isn't ideal. I feel stuck since I either continue making slow progress or have surgery which can result in multiple surgeries after. I'm quite depressed and feel really lonely right now. I know it's not possible but I wish someone would just tell me what to do and how long it would definitely take me to get better...
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    I have sciatica and it's been 7 months, and while the pain is less intense it still infringes on my life a lot. I can't stand or sit properly for long, but I have pt to stretched my core and muscles but at 22 and a uni student taking time of uni isn't ideal. I feel stuck since I either continue making slow progress or have surgery which can result in multiple surgeries after. I'm quite depressed and feel really lonely right now. I know it's not possible but I wish someone would just tell me what to do and how long it would definitely take me to get better...
    Hey, sorry this has been going on so long- being in this amount of pain isn't nice have your GP/consultant given you anything to help at all? It's unlikely to solve it but if it makes you a bit more comfortable that has to be a good thing. They might be able to recommend a type of chair or similar that hurts you less too. I can't really comment on the surgery thing except to ask what they'd do if it was them maybe, but I would say try and tell your GP how you're feeling aside from that. It's very common to struggle mentally with long term physical problems- I do a lot too if that helps- and they need to know how much it's affecting you. That might change what treatment they'd recommend or they might be able to help you in another way, you don't know until you try but I really would talk to them if you can. You can always just print out this post and show them if you're stuck on what to say! In the mean time there's plenty of people on here to talk to and around the place online, there might be facebook groups etc dedicated to young people with sciatica too if you look. Hope you feel a bit better soon whatever you decide
 
 
 
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