Had another Physical Therapy appointment this morning, still trying to get this sciatica into a manageable place. I did my second traction treatment, and it's surprising how good it felt to have 70 pounds of force pulling against my spine.
Unfortunately, after more than six weeks of going to appointments and doing exercises at home, it doesn't seem like I've made much progress. Still having almost constant hip pain, still having numbness and pain in my leg. The traction helped last time, and seems to have provided some relief this time as well, but no lasting changes. So they've put in a referral for me to see a spine specialist. The saga continues.