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A 31-year-old female asked:

can sacrolilitis cause sciatica type pain?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. The L5 nerve root, which makes up part of the sciatic nerve, runs right over the sacroiliac joint. So the inflamed SI joint can cause inflammation in the nerve and cause a "sciatica". There are other causes of sciatica as well, so I certainly would not hesitate to be seen.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Which over-the-counter medication helps alleviate the pain of sciatica?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Meds, herbs and food: Anti-infammatory meds (nsaids) always taken with food to protect your stomach. Better yet get to reason for sciatica - trauma, posture, misalignment of body. Osteopathic physician who does manipulation or chiropractor may help. Physical therapy to strengthen you in better alignment. Anti-infl herbs include turmeric, ginger, rosemary & more. Find anti-infl diet online - try herbal zyflamend.
A member asked:

What exercises can I do to mitigate the pain of sciatica?

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Dr. Robert McMurtrie
Pain Management 23 years experience
See pain specialist: Look into a beginners hatha yoga class. It consists of a series of "poses" that works on strength and flexibility of the whole body but especially the "core". Doing stretches from a video or handout is like learning to be a doctor only from a book. You need someone to instruct you to make sure you are doing the exercises/stretches correctly. Otherwise, you may cause injury and defeat the purpose.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Evaluated for sciatica: in servere pain for longer than 2wks already. How long until it gets better?

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Dr. Michael Jones
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Depends: Most causes of low back pain will resolve with conservative treatments (heating pads, anti-inflammatories, rest etc.) within 6 weeks. If it doesn't it should be evaluated further. Also, if you are having radiation of pain into the legs, leg weakness, difficulty urinating or numbness in the groin area, you should be evaluated now.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is pain when standing a symptom of sciatica?

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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management 36 years experience
Maybe...: Sciatica is an old medical term for irritation of the sciatic nerve: pain from the buttocks down the back of the leg. But it's usually caused by irritation of the roots of this nerve in the spine. The problem causing this is different for each. Usually a herniated disc can irritate the nerve in various ways. Sometimes, standing up straight can shift the spine to cause this. The "pinched nerve".
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can help with siatica pain?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Physical therapy and medication: First, you should find out why you have sciatica. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic spinal specialist. Have a formal examination, MRI study. At this point physical therapy and pain management is warranted. Surgery should be a last resort.

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