A 44-year-old female asked:
What is usually done for a patient that has sciatica nerve pain in the low back? what are some of the treatments for it?
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Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Sciatic pain from the lower back is caused by nerves being compressed as they leave the lower spine. Sometimes physical therapy can be helpful. Injections of anti inflammatories into the area of compression can also help. When these treatments are not helpful or if the compression is causing numbness or weakness along with pain, surgery may be indicated to free the nerve.
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