A 56-year-old female asked:
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i have several herniated disc in back for the last month i have had burning pain numbness in right buttock which runs down leg what can i do to releiv?

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Dr. Charles Harvey
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step.
Answered on Apr 19, 2016
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