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How do I reduce my sciatica pain without surgery?

How do I reduce my sciatica pain without surgery?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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6yrsVicodin 4qday sciatica fromback surgery.Trying to figure out Y my anxiety keeps getting worse/daily. NEVER taken more than4qday! Can this b cause?

6yrsVicodin 4qday sciatica fromback surgery.Trying to figure out Y my anxiety keeps getting worse/daily. NEVER taken more than4qday! Can this b cause?

See below: Current stressors like your surgery, impaired sleep due to pain, possible reduced workload or other changes in your life can bring on anxiety. You may also have had a preexisting anxiety condition that has broken through with tolerance to the opioid med. You may try other tx like cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, stretch or manual tx: chiropractic care. Check w/ your Dr. about the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as sciatica surgery?

Is there such thing as  sciatica surgery?

Yes: Sciatica is typically caused by a lumbar disk herniation. When the disk herniates, it compresses the nerve causing symptoms. Surgery removes the compression by removing the herniated disk. As long as the spine is stable, the back doesn't need fusion. Additional compression can be addressed with a laminectomy. ...Read more

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Whatelse can one do if you don't want surgery for symptoms that look like that of sciatica?

Whatelse can one do if you don't want surgery for symptoms that look like that of sciatica?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What are the risk related to sciatica surgery? I am 23 male and 5'-8" and weight 105 kgs can I have surgery at this stage?

What are the risk related to sciatica surgery?
I am 23 male and 5'-8" and weight 105 kgs can I have surgery at this stage?

Sciatica: Biggest risk is failure to resolve your symptoms long term ( happens 10-15 % of time } . Other risks are associated with any surgery like infection, blood loss, nerve injury ,blood clots or anesthetic complications involving irritation of your trachea or lungs. ...Read more

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Why should I have sciatica pain after spinal fusion surgery.

Why should I have sciatica pain after spinal fusion surgery.

Wear/Tear: With previous back surgery, sometimes pain can result from the wear and tear of the levels above/below your surgery that takes place after a fusion surgery. If this is the case, recommend seeing your spine surgeon or a spine/pain specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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6weeks after surgery(mirodiscectomy) feeling great even like I used to before the hernia and the terrible sciatica...cycling???

6weeks after surgery(mirodiscectomy) feeling great even like I used to before the hernia and the terrible sciatica...cycling???

Ask you surgeon: Cycling can be hard on the back as you are leaning forward and placing a good deal of pressure on the discs. Ask your surgeon what he would recommend, and take it slowly. ...Read more

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Im 16 and have had bad sciatica for half a year now and have tried every possible treatment to heal my degenerative disc should I consider surgery?

Im 16 and have had bad sciatica for half a year now and have tried every possible treatment to heal my degenerative disc should I consider surgery?

Need an exam: With persistent pain that has not responded to conservative treatments, it is best to see your primary care provider. Although surgery may be an option at some point, there are numerous non invasive options that can bring relief to sciatica and low back pain. It is most important for you to have a good examination done to determine the exact cause of your pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Buldge disc right leg sciatica for 8 months, only pain around right buttox , should I do surgery or wait and see to see it gets better . Thanks :)?

Buldge disc right leg sciatica  for 8 months, only pain around right buttox , should  I do surgery or wait and see to see it gets better .  Thanks :)?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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