My ex husbanddeveloped sciatica demolishing the bird house. For a year he was almost unable to bend. We went to the doctor’s. I told the doctor if he didn’t do something for my husband’s sciatica, I was going to divorce him. I had been doing everything for a year. The doctor sent him for an injection in the spine. I gather they anaesthetise the spine. They are then able to manipulate it.
This cured his sciatica instantly after a year of struggling.
Always check with your doctor before treatment!
Regular trips to an excellent but chauvinistic chiropractor really helped my back.