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Suggest treatment for severe sciatica pain while coughing

Have had severe pain in left side for over a year was told it was sciatica. Have had 6 sessions of physio but hasn t helped . My gp just keeps giving more and more painkillers which don t help. Its agony when i cough. Am at at my wits end with this constant pain even bending to dress or driving is painfull
Mon, 19 Dec 2016
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good morning, sciatica is very common among adults, it's usual cause is a herniated disk, but it could be due to other causes, the persistance of paine and discomfort despite of the use of pain killers and physiotherapy, if well followed, should lead to considering another CT scan if it hasen't already been done, eventually a surgical treatment is very simple, and guarantees a better life quality for patients suffering from painkillers resistent sciatica
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