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Pinched sciatic nerve pain relief

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No it is not: There is no contraindication to steroid injection. But it is not very likely to help, if the tumor is causing compression of the nerve. It is better t... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Ask your Doctor: If epidural steroid injection is OK to do. Sometimes it is sometimes its too risky. Depends on your situation.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Several : 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
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
See nelow: Physical therapy, epidural steroid injection and if all else fails, microdoscectomy.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Various: Some benefit from physical therapy, osteopathic manipulations, epidural steroid injections, exercises and stretching, especially mckenzie exercises, b... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Rx for disc symptoms: These medicines sometimes help: amitriptyline gabapentin tramadol People also find PT is helpful for this sometimes. Especially spinal traction, wh... Read More
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Natural pain methods: Some things that help for irritated nerve pain naturally are: Magnesium malate or glycinate 1000 mg- This is a natural muscle relaxer. Work your way ... Read More
Dr. Ashish Shanbhag
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Additonal options: Additional treatment options may consist of Alpha Lipoic Acid for the neuralgic pain and Borage Oil for the inflammatory component.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Varies: In most cases acute pain normally will resolve within a few weeks but sometimes take several months. If your symptoms persist more than a few weeks t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Heat cold exercise: A hot or cold pack to the area may feel good and lessen the pain (be careful not to use extreme temperatures; do not burn yourself). Alternate the tem... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Sciatic pain: The sciatic pain can be caused by spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. You should s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Sciatica: Yes, it can shrink a swollen nerve, thereby, reducing and possibly resolving the pain.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Conservative Rx 1st: After a thorough neurological evaluation, your doctor might prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, narcotic and/or non-narcotic p... Read More

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