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A 36-year-old male asked:

I have a sciatica episode due to a herniated l4-l5. i'm physically active, and i'm doing stretches while taking 200mg of celecoxib. i'm still in pain what should i do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sciatica: Is the pain in your back or going down your leg? How severe is the pain? Any numbness, tingling, or weakness in your leg? Have you seen a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon yet & if yes- are you a surgical candidate or not? If no, have you considered acupuncture. It won't fix herniation but it could significantly reduce inflammation.
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