This is not a thread asking for medical advice.
I woke up today with a stiff lower back. I thought maybe it was the way I slept or something and assumed that once I'd started walking around it would loosen up.
I got to work and when I was putting my scrub pants on it was like a ripping pain in my right lower back. I couldn't weight bear, reach for anything sideways and I had to be taken to ED. I had some panadeine forte (acitominophen with codeine) which seemed to take the edge off but I can barely walk or anything. It's not as bad as it initially was but there is no way I can lift anything more than 2 kg at the moment.
I'm going to be getting an MRI within the next two days. The doc seems to think that it may be sciatica.
Has anyone else here experienced sciatica? I'm worried that this will be the end of my career.