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How can I alleviate sciatic nerve pain down the leg?

How can I alleviate sciatic nerve pain down the leg?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?

Sciatica?: Symptoms sound consistent with sciatica, however, c your doc for an eval to receive proper diagnosis. If sciatica, cause must b must be determined & treated if necessary. Usually standing causes pain to be worse, as does sitting. Lying is usually more comfortable. If your doc agrees that these are safe 4 u, NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, as well as physical therapy. C ur doc & feel btr soon :) ...Read more

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Recently i've been getting sciatic nerve pain, both sides from hip, buttocks, down back of leg to my foot when i try a bowel motion. Why?

Recently i've been getting sciatic nerve pain, both sides from hip, buttocks, down back of leg to my foot when i try a bowel motion. Why?

See Pain management.: From all the medications and procedures it appears that you have had many studies and already take medications for pain. If symptoms are not controlled discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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My husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. How can he treat the pain?

My husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. How can he treat the pain?

May not be sciatic: Question a little unclear, but could be other nerves which are inflamed: inferior cluneals or branches of posterior femoral cutaneous.Could try pain meds, but they don't work well for nerve inflamm.Vit D cream,Capsaicin (or Salon Pas patches-otc),lidocaine patches or neuroprolotherapy may help.Really need to get proper diagnosis for right treatment.See dr.versed in pain/peripheral neuropathic pain ...Read more

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Sometimes i experience sharp pain run through my right leg and i barely can stand on my right leg. It has been many years. Is it sciatic nerve pain?

Sometimes i experience sharp pain run through my right leg and i barely can stand on my right leg.  It has been many years.  Is it sciatic nerve pain?

It may be if it is -: Pain that radiates down the leg from the buttocks or back down the leg below the knee that is generally made worse with prolonged positioning or activity & better with rest. Sometimes it may be associated with numbness, tingling or weakness. The pain can vary in intensity & sometimes feel like an " electric shock." the pain can be a continuous one over the path of the leg or can skip areas. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. how can he get rid of this pain?

What do you suggest if my husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. how can he get rid of this pain?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

A few thoughts: Any pain that runs down buttock &/or back of thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain.Truth is, there are many poss. causes.The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm (COMMON in pregnancy).Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too.In pregnancy, ligaments stretch more easily leading to pain. ...Read more

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What is the nest natural home remedy for sciatic nerve pain in right leg? Im facing hip replacement surgery soon in this hip too and I've been having

Rest: For inveterate sciatica, positional changes can aid in resolution. I have discovered a useful position of resting. A long couch is chosen. The sufferer lies flat on the back. The pained hip-leg is bent at the knee and leaned onto back of the couch. The other leg is placed with foot on the distant arm rest of the couch. An important aspect is to keep head non-flexed & flat on the couch seat. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more