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How to treat sciatica

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A few treatments: Anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural injections, if these don't properly address symptoms, and if there is a compressive patholog ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Initial treatment is: NSAIDs or more beneficial steroids such as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak. Sit or sleep on hard surfaces. Soft overstuffed chairs and beds can ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Low : Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Unclear: There is no rash associated with sciatica.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience in Pain Management
Sciatica: Sciatica usually responds to rest (not bed rest, rather modified activity) and anti-inflammatory meds. If it does not improve then I would see a doc
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Generally, yes: "Sciatica" is a layman's term describing pain in the pelvis or low back that radiates down the back of the thigh, below the knee and usually into the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
No.: We can't even diagnose it online!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: There are many exercises for sciatica. See if your md will prescribe some physical therapy and ask for a home exercise program. You can also search ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other ra ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Hello Egypt: Our prayers are with you for a peaceful resolution to your pain. And your aunts too. Solumedrol, (methylprednisolone) and a weaker anti-inflammatory t ... Read More
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