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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Sciatica: Epidurals are effective in treating sciatic type pain. The nerve causing your pain, like all nerves of the body, originates from the spine. An epidu ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Nerve vs. Blood Flow: Sciatic pain is due to compression and inflammation of the nerve roots which give rise to the sciatic nerve. It comes on at rest while sitting and the ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Different cause: Sciatic pain is nerve pain. May originate at nerve root level or where nerve passes through muscle. Shooting pain down back of leg when raise leg up w ... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Sciatic: Pain is from irritation of the nerve. Claudication is from decreased blood flow due to pad.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Medicine, not Magic: We help w/ medical questions - you might need magic! Actually, some physicians know how to phrase a prescription for a treatment in the best way to ge ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Good Luck with that.: I know massage therapists that provide this service for patients at doctors offices. They are paid at the time of service. The insurance is then bille ... Read More
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Radiculopathy: I understand your distress lower back/leg pain. See Orthopedic Physician, provide history, have X-rays and MRI to make Diagnosis. Then discuss Treatme ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Seeing your PCP wou-: Ld be advisable, as she/he starts the process of evaluation/investigations/treatments. Pain meds + rest + heating pad would all help. The pinched nerv ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Temporary relief: Inversion table gives temp relief but not long term benefit.It can raise your blood pressure, pressure in the eyes .So if you suffer from heart diseas ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience Holistic Medicine
Very helpful: Acupuncture is excellent for that, especially in combination with other alternative treatments like aromatherapy, hydrotherapy ( baths), ......
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Cortisone works!: Cortico-steroids are life saving drugs that are used to reduce acute inflammation. It can truly be a miracle drug, but unfortunately riddled with side ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Yes: The groin pain could also be from your hip joint but the back and leg pain is most likely sciatica. Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Sometimes : It's very difficult to differentiate between those two. A good physical exam and history necessary. Avoid positions that worse the pain. An MRI somet ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Question cut off: Your question cut off but if you had epidurals, physical therapy, and meds and you are still suffering, you can get a surgical opinion. Ask your docto ... Read More

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