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How to unpinch a sciatic nerve

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Exercise: It really depends on the cause of your pain. Typically what is considered sciatic nerve pain comes from the back and is often a radiculopathy. Sometim... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
USUALLY disc disease: The sciatic nerve can 'get pinched' by a bulging disc in the low back. The mechanism of injury for bulging disc is usually some type of lifting injur... Read More
Dr. Jullius Ancheta
Neurology 29 years experience
Sitting too long: Sitting too long in a slouched position can cause impingement to the sciatic nerve. Lifting heavy load with improper body mechanics and technique can... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
4 things: Surgical decompression (not to be confused with chiropractic so-called decompression) epidural steroid injections spinal physical therapy "tincture of... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery 46 years experience
Wrong concept: There is a sciatic nerve in both legs. The sciatic nerve is formed primarily by branches of the lumbar 5 &sacral one nerve roots as they emerge from t... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See answer: Establish a relationship with a dr. And get the area evaluated and properly diagnosed. Heat, rest, possible NSAID medication may be presribed. Physi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Physical exam: Findings confirmed by mri. It can be pinched either in the spine or in the piriformis muscle.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Hitting a Sciatic: Hitting a sciatic nerve will cause pain in most individuals. This is usually caused by prolonged sitting or compression from a bulging lumbar spinal d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Zubkov
Neurology 27 years experience
PT: You start with rest and physical therapy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Pain relief: If you're having sciatica or sciatic nerve pain, an injection may provide temporary pain relief. I hope that helps!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Rehabilitation: As much as possible. Most of these will resolve on their own, but...Be seen by a doctor, get an exam, imaging study and treatment recommendation for b... Read More

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