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sciatica physical therapy protocol

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
21 years experience in clinical Psychology
Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities ... Read More
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Dr. Lon Alexander
36 years experience in Neurosurgery
It is possible: Sciatica comes from pressure on the sciatic nerve. The answer to your question really depends on where the pressure is coming from, but in my practic ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Mckenzie: System of diagnosis and therapy mckenzie
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Best is what works: The best therapy is what works. That being said, it is generally preferred that we utilize non-invasive treatments (physical therapy, medications, et ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: There are many different exercises that may be helpful such as mckenzie exercises and williams flexion exercises, ect. The most important thing is to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Short or long term?: In the short-term, injections can achieve faster relief if the nerves are being compressed in specific locations. However, longer-term studies have s ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Integrate : The cause for the sciatica should be delineated first. Physical therapy is an important first step in most cases. In more severe or refractory cases, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes : Yes and is generally very beneficial for either or both conditions as is lifestyle issues like weight control, not smoking and regular exercise.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps surgery: If the sciatica is caused by a herniated disk (slipped or ruptured disk), surgery to remove the ruptured portion (diskectomy) has a high success rate. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Sciatica : Sciatica is a possibility, though it can be mimicked by hamstring pain. Both conditions are very frustrating and difficult to treat. They can both b ... Read More

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