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When did you return to work with Sciatica?

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doyouseeme1 Thu 22-Sep-16 09:54:39

I'm currently on sick leave with Sciatica. The pain has improved with rest, heat packs and many tablets but I'm still in pain everyday. The pain is manageable but it can quickly change to being in agony. When I walk I am still shuffling and limping then the more I walk the more the pain increases, I went to my local Asda and after 15 minutes of walking I was gritting my teeth in agony and had to leave.
I work in a physical job and there is no option of another role which is less strenuous. I'm just in a flap about when to return because I feel like I'll always be in pain so I should get on with it but on the other hand I don't want to make myself worse...
So I was wondering when people went back to work, how did you cope? Did the pain get worse or did you end up back on the sick? Sorry for the waffling!

RJnomore1 Thu 22-Sep-16 09:55:38

I can't help sorry but did you mean to post in dementia? You might want moved.

Hope it gets better soon💐

doyouseeme1 Thu 22-Sep-16 09:55:56

Sorry about posting in the wrong section, I've reported to get moved to general health.

RJnomore1 Thu 22-Sep-16 10:58:47

No no don't apologise I just thought you might not get many answers here - hope you get some useful answers.

doyouseeme1 Thu 22-Sep-16 11:05:47

Thank you, I hope so too once it gets moved

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Sep-16 12:41:32

Hi there OP, we'll move this over to general health for you now. flowers

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