Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can Heating Pads Help Sciatic Pain

Share
1

1
Can heating pads help sciatic pain?

Can heating pads help sciatic pain?

Sciatic pain: Depends. Sometimes sciatic pain is helped by heat and sometimes helped by ice packs. There are several causes of sciatic pain and it is best to see your doctor to find out the cause and to give you proper treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
Where do I use a heat pad to treat an irritated sciatic nerve?

Where do I use a heat pad to treat an irritated sciatic nerve?

Sciatic nerve heat: Place it where you hurt in the buttock area, or use a dixie-cup from the freezer with ice and massage the area after the heat is done (interchange every 20-30 minutes or so). Peal a little rim of the dixie cup off when the ice starts to melt. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Ice or heat for a sciatic nerve injury?

Ice or heat for a  sciatic nerve injury?

Can be both: Ice first 24-48 hours of injury. Heat therapy after 48 hours of acute injury. ...Read more

4

4
Which is best for sciatic nerve pain; heat or cold?

Which is best for sciatic nerve pain; heat or cold?

Which feels better: Which feels better? WE use ice for acute injury. Then heat after 36 hours. But for chronic pain either can work. ...Read more

5

5
Laminectomy 2.5 weeks ago. Still having sciatic leg pain. Heat or ice for inflammation around nerve root or both?

Laminectomy 2.5 weeks ago. Still having sciatic leg pain. Heat or ice for inflammation around nerve root or both?

Whatever feels : Comfortable but neither will reach as deep as the nerve root but will help control, more superficial tissue symptoms. Talk to your surgeon about other options for symptom control including physical therapy & medication like anti inflammatories, gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) Amitriptyline , nortriptyline and cymbalta. If pain persists have surgeon reevaluate you by physical exam & possible imaging. ...Read more

6

6
Why do I still have sciatic pain after laminectomy from l-2 to s-1?

Why do I still have sciatic pain after laminectomy from l-2 to s-1?

Residual?: If the pain never improved, there is a chance you might still have residual narrowing around a given nerve or nerves. Talk to your surgeon. Scarring and other post-op changes sometimes can sometimes transiently contribute. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How can I treat sciatic pain?

How can I treat sciatic pain?

Combined approach: Manipulation can be helpful, but i prefer a multifaceted approach incorporating non steroidal or steroidal antiimflammants, muscle relaxants, and analgesics if indicated. Massage can be helpful. If the patient fails to respond to the above within one to two weeks, then certainly appropiate diagnostics should be pursued, ie x rays followed by MRI of the lumbar region to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Where is the sciatic never ?

It's posterior : All the nerve roots of the lumbar plexus r combined into the sciatic nerve & it exits the pelvis through the sciatic notch & takes a journey down the posterior thighs shedding branches 2 various muscles and sensory nerves on it's journey & then divides into branches at or above the knees that then iterates via these nerves various muscles and skin as these branches divide into smaller nerves 2 toe. ...Read more

9

9
What can you do for sciatic pain?

Sciatic pain: May be due to a "slipped disk" at the bottom of the back. Back pain exercises may help. Weight loss if obesity present may be of assistance. Heat and cold application may also help.Sciatica. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How do I tell if my pain is sciatic pain?

How do I tell if my pain is sciatic pain?

Sciatica: The sciatic nerve goes from the lower back, through the buttock on both left and right, and down the back of the leg to the foot. Pain starting in the low back going down the back of the leg, or pain in the buttocks that goes down or up to the back are likely to be sciatica. There are some serious reasons for sciatica, such as disk damage, so it is suggested that you check with your physician. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers