A 43-year-old member asked:
Can heating pads help sciatic pain?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Sciatic pain: Depends. Sometimes sciatic pain is helped by heat and sometimes helped by ice packs. There are several causes of sciatic pain and it is best to see your doctor to find out the cause and to give you proper treatment.
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Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: Sciatic pain refers to nerve pain along the course of the sciatic nerve, which is a large nerve that runs down the back of the legs. Heating pads are considered symptommatic treatment (i.e. Treat the symptoms but not the underlying condition) and, like many treatment options, will help some people and won't help others - but it won't hurt to try. See a physician if symptoms persist.
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Lakewood Township, NJ
A 36-year-old male asked:
What can I do to help with sciatic pain?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 23, 2019
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