A 36-year-old male asked:
Does piriformis syndrome or sciatica ever go away and let me be normal again? how long? how can i relieve pain and stop it? i am working on my weight
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sciatica.: Weight loss should definitely help your symptoms. Physical therapy will be a good idea as well. Analgesics should be of the non-narcotic variety and be used only when absolutely necessary. These things will help, although none of them unfortunately would be curative.
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