Further treatment and support
If other treatments haven't helped, and if you have had pain for a long time, your doctor may refer you to a specialist to try other approaches. This could include:
sealing off some of the nerves to the joints of your spine (for back pain)
injections of local anaesthetic or steroids into your spine (for sciatica)
surgery on your back to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves (for sciatica).