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What is the best treatment/relief for siatic pain? have had this problem for over 5 months. mri showed 5 disc bulge. have tried several treatments

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Try physical therapy: First. It works for some persons. Proper stretching, strength training and posture may be of benefit. Some persons have success with traction therapy. Please see your doctor and discuss a referral for physical therapy.
Dr. Foead Geula
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Integrative care: A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials. Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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