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How Do You Get Relief From Pinched Nerve Or Siatic Nerve
See DO: 1st you need to find out if it is sciatica. Tight/spasmed glutehip muscles, misaligned pelvis can also cause similar symptoms. Dos are dr who have also been trained to diagnose & treat muscular/skeletal problems using techniques to relax muscles, realign bones & in general bring the body back into normal alignment. These techniques are used in addition to regular medical treatments/medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I want to know what are the decompression choices to relieve my sciatic nerve compression in buttocks?
Depends on the cause: This depends on the source of the nerve compression. Most are caused by disc herniations which are treated surgically with microdisectomy. Some are done with small open incisions and some percutaneous. It mainly depends on your insurance as to the procedures that are covered. If it is due to stenosis then a laminectomy or foraminotamy may be offered. ...Read more
Not the cause: Usually bed rest helps relieve some of the sciatic symptoms, and hard to conceive how it could cause such issues. On the other hand, piriformis syndrome can compress the nerve in the buttock (peripheral sciatica), and sacro-iliac issues might be considered. Best bet for diagnosis and help is an experienced osteopathic physician. ...Read more
Couple choices: Perhaps you might respond to an epidural steroid injection at the sight of the compressed nerve root. But maybe a better approach is physical therapy. One caveat, do NOT rest and stay in bed, be active, up and about, as that will shorten debility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time plus: Time is the best healer but activity restriction, guided exercise, medication especially a steroid pack, and even epidural steroid injections may help. Cessation of smoking, weight reduction and regular exercise will help prevent a recurrence which has a rate of 5% if due to a disc herniation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is steroid nerve block contradicted if sciatic nerve pain is caused by tumor compression? How long does the pain relief usually last?
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