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A 37-year-old male asked:

please share a tip in the form of a haiku on dealing with sciatica.

6 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Some drugs may improve symptoms of numbness and pain.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Ignore: Get maintenance care, and don't wait until it becomes throbbing.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Ignore: The pain is temporary and will ease often with conservative Rx, stay active, learn back exercises.
Dr. Ben Pradhan
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Ignore: MRI is the gold standard to evaluate the cause of sciatica because it can show nerve compression.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Ignore: Avoid prolonged positioning and bending/twisting but do exercise with cardio and core exercises.
Dr. Jennifer Jennings
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Ignore: Radiating pain Without Neuro deficit Should first try PT.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Coping with sciatica? Any possible remedies for dealing with sciatica?

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Dr. Marshall Bedder
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Need Diagnosis: You really require a real diagnosis, what is the underlying cause for your pain. This will need a physical exam and possibly a MRI to see if you have a disc herniation versus other potential spinal issues. Once that is known then there are many potential treatments including: medication such as gabapentin, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy
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A 37-year-old male asked:

Please provide some do's and don'ts on dealing with sciatica.

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Ignore: If you can avoid twisting or poor lifting habits. Strenghten back muscles with exercise.
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A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about dealing with sciatica.

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Ignore: Some people with sciatica continue to have symptoms after surgery.

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