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Hi and welcome.
I would recommend you to visit pain physician for thorough examination and a steroid and local anesthetic shot into the muscle, this would decrease inflammation in the muscle so release of pressure on sciatic nerve and this would improve your symptoms in the long run.
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I have a different answer.
You need an MRI at this point.
Your doctor should do this since conservative therapy has failed.
Injections at this point would simply be treating blindly.
This indeed could be a disc problem.
I am a double board certified US doctor.
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I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you
First of all, I'm sorry for your condition
Not to contradict other doctor's opinions, but I have seen patients doing wonders with Physiotherapy.
No steroid, No anaesthetic, No MRI.
You got improvement with Physiotherapy
That means to say it is effective treatment for you
Please continue Physiotherapy for few months, and see the drastic improvement
In Physiotherapy, initial results are late, but when you start getting results, you should continue it. Later when you get total improvement. The Physiotherapist will teach you the exercises that should be continued at home.
This is the only method which can strengthen your muscles. You can continue pain killers along with Physiotherapy, which can hasten the results
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