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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. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in 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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How do I help relieve my leg pain after a herniated disk surgery?

How do I help relieve my leg pain after a herniated disk surgery?

Pain relief: Mild bed rest with elevation of lkegs behind the knees will help with stretch on the paraspinous muscles. ...Read more

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How can I fix my heel pain without surgery?

How can I fix my heel pain without surgery?

Stretching: Most heel pain can be treated without surgery. Make an appointment with your podiatrist. I am sure you will be treated well. ...Read more

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How do I relieve pain from my hips without taking pain pills?

How do I relieve pain from my hips without taking pain pills?

Antiinflammatory: Meds are a good way to go, i agree with you that you should avoid narcotics. ...Read more

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How do I make my breast smaller to reduce back pain without surgery?

How do I make my breast smaller to reduce back pain without surgery?

Lose overall weight: There's no simple way to make breasts smaller other than losing overall weight (assuming one is not to thin already). Visiting a physical medicine ; rehabilitation doctor (a physiatrist) can help, as the pm;r doctor can help stop the back pain, with the assistance of physical therapy. One can ask about proper shoes, posture, driving position, chair and bed type, sleeping position, etc... ...Read more

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How do I reduce pain from Achilles tendonitis without stopping my workouts?

How do I reduce pain from Achilles tendonitis without stopping my workouts?

Stretch: Make sure you are doing your warm-up (pre-exercise) and cool down (post-exercise) stretching on a regular basis. Other measures include an over-the-counter antiinflammatory. Make sure your shoes are in good repair. Sometimes heel pads are useful for short periods of time. ...Read more

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How do I judge my knee pain. Surgery or arthritis?

How do I judge my knee pain.  Surgery or arthritis?

Structure v function: I agree that a thorough work up is needed. Even if you do have arthritis, it may or may not be the source of your pain. Even if it is, there are many treatments that may restore your function without the need for surgery. See a physiatrist, sports med doc, or orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate my neck pain without pills?

How can I alleviate my neck pain without pills?

Try: Some alternatives like qigong or some gentle traction. The brookstone neck ease is inexpensive and can really help. Gentle chiropractic manipulation may also work. Pain into the arms from the neck needs a different initial diagnostic approach...See your family doctor if this is the case. ...Read more

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How do I relieve pain from a bulging disk in my neck without surgery?

How do I relieve pain from a bulging disk in my neck without surgery?

Physical therapy: Try physical therapy. It has been shown to be 95% effective in relieving pain from herniated disks in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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How can I help reduce leg pain after a herniated disk surgery?

It should on it's ..: This should do it on own if you!re non smoker & your leg pain was predominant pain. Occasionlly, the nerve can still remain irritated from it's prior compression &/or manipulation during surgery. Anti inflammatory meds or meds like neurontin, Elavil or Cymbalta (duloxetine) may help as well. If the pain is persisting, you may need a contrast MRI to see if there is a retained disc fragment or recurrent one. ...Read more

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Does PCOS cause back problems? I have lower back pain without injury! I can't bend properly nor do normal activities without the pain. Help!?

Does PCOS cause back problems? I have lower back pain without injury! I can't bend properly nor do normal activities without the pain. Help!?

Hard to say: Lots of things can cause back pain. And although PCOS can indirectly contribute, more things such as back bone, muscle, skin, rash, urinary and intestinal issues can also be addressed. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure my arched back without surgery?

What can I do to cure my arched back without surgery?

AP/chiropractic: Ap is acupuncture. Chiropractic care may also help. It depends why you have an "arched back" also consider pilates or any exercises that strengthen y our abdominals and your core as these muscles support the back and can help with your issue, there ay not be a "cure" but these modalities can help a lot and it takes time. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my knee pain?

How do I reduce my knee pain?

Depends on the cause: In general, the pain comes from the joint itself, the ligaments, tendons and shock absorbers known as bursae around the knee. Sometimes the pain is referred from elsewhere like your lower back or hip. Once the cause is known the treatment plan can be formulated. Some basic ideas include keeping your weight down and certain types of exercise to keep the muscles around your knee conditioned. ...Read more

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How do I relieve the pain from an ovarian cyst? Dont want surgery

How do I relieve the pain from an ovarian cyst? Dont want surgery

Ovarian cyst: If your pain i'd truly caused by an ovarian cyst, only surgery will solve the problem. ...Read more

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How do I manage knee pain after running?

How do I manage knee pain after running?

Knee pain: First check to see that your shoes fit properly and that your running is not irritating your knees due to poor mechanics. If pain continues then see your doctor. Meanwhile try ice to the knees after running. Consider changing exercise from running to something like bike riding or rowing. ...Read more

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Pain in lower ...Read more