Hi mate , I feel your pain as I am in exactly the same position as yourself. I have been suffering from sciatica for the last five weeks and I am on my third type of painkillers. I was advised by my own doctor to see a private physio as the waiting time for the NHS is months . The one I went to is Taylor Physiotherapy in Comely Bank Avenue. The guy I am seeing is called Stewart Scott and he is excellent. The initial consultation cost £60 and following appointments are £50. If you are thinking about going private I would definitely consider them . Hope this helps .