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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
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

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
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
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A 47-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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience in Pain Management
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sciatica: Yes, it can shrink a swollen nerve, thereby, reducing and possibly resolving the pain.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience in Neurosurgery
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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