A member asked:

Can sciatica be cured ?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Sciatica cure?: Depends on the source of your pain. If the pain comes from a compressed nerve root in the lower back, a simple decompression or even an injection can do wonders! general stretching, strengthening and some anti-inflammatories hopefully keep you out of the operating room! thx and good luck!

Answered 5/13/2020


Dr. Qamar Khan answered

Specializes in Pain Management

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.

Answered 1/9/2020



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