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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretchin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Sciatic Pain: The first step is to determine the cause of the pain. Sciatic pain will generally extend below the knee and the most common cause are disc herniation ... Read More
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Dr. Par Fatteh
27 years experience Functional Medicine
Traction/injections: Mechanical lumbar traction, or lumbar epidural steroid injections, are the best treatment options.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam: The primary diagnostic tool is a detailed exam. A nerve conduction test specifically looking for piriformis syndrome can confirm. An injection in th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See below : •Conservative treatment generally first: A) Supportive care: ice packs and rest; B) Meds: NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, analgesics, steroids, nerve pain ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Get Another Opinion: First, get a second opinion. Schwannomas are usually amenable to surgical correction, unless in your case there is an unusual circumstance. Quote: "Mi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Treatment: Gentle exercises can help a lot with piriformis syndrome pain as can icing the areas near the muscle. For sciatic nerve pain there are medications li ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on cause: This is often a lumbar radiculopathy with compression of the nerve as it exits the spine. It often improves on its own with medication and physical th ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Get an exam: If there are neurological findings it can change what might be reasonably tried. Chiropractors, acupuncture, physical therapy, gabapentin, trigger ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Robert J Spinner: Robert j spinner at the mayo clinic is the national expert in peripheral nerve injury and nerve reconstruction.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ok: First get evaluated to ensure you have the correct diagnosis. There are lots of things thought to be sciatica, that really are not. Without the correc ... Read More
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