husband has had on and off lower back pain for perhaps a year...the last six months it is coming more frequently. A few months ago he had an xray and it didn't show much of anything. He was suppose to have some sort of nerve test at that time and didn't go in. The pain got better and then he forgot about it. Now, the pain is worse and he is beside himself. He went to see my rheumatologist who scheduled and MRI the other day and gave him a script for Naproxen. The Naproxen barely helps. The doctor is out of town...we might know the results late Tuesday. He is usually okay in the morning, but it gets worse as the day goes on. It is REALLY bad after he has been sitting down for awhile. There are times he is in agony. One time, (a long time ago), he had me take him to the ER for a shot. Does anyone know about back pain? Particularly the sciatic nerve. I do think it can be worsened by stress. However, I also think there is something very definately going on physically . He does not want to take anything strong, although he would consider it for occassional use very temporarily. What might help to relieve pain? Anyone have this and what was helpful? Thank you.