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A 36-year-old member asked:

is siatica of the spine something that can be cured?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: It usually resolves on its own. Usually a formal course of physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications is warranted. Pain management such as epidural steroids can help. If all fails surgery may be warranted. See your orthopedic spinal specialist have this evaluated.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Many times it is self limiting meaning it will get better with time. This occurs 90% of the time when due to a disc herniation.
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management 33 years experience
85% of all acute back pain resolves within the first 3 months. However, if it goes on longer than that, you should be evaluated by a spine specialist.
Aug 12, 2012
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well.

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