Report Back Surgery! in Golf Talk April 15, 2015 I unfortunately didn't have the surgery so can't help there but did suffer from severe sciatic pain for about a year and a half. It was brutal. I was treated with meds until I got it under control. I gradually pulled off the meds and can function well without anything now. But still not 100%. If your pain is anywhere close to as bad as mine was... surgery is a smart decision. A couple of months away from golf is better than the agony. Best of luck!