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How do you help someone with a trapped sciatica nerve?

How do you help someone with a trapped sciatica nerve?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...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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Which stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

Which stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

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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What kind of stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

What kind of stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

Get correct DX: You should see your pcp to establish the cause of your problem. Until then try dry/wet heat to the lower back, mackenzie exercises, and nsaids such as aleve, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps for sciatica nerve pain?

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I am wondering what helps for sciatica nerve pain?

Sciatic pain: The sciatic pain can be caused by spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include strengthening exercise, physical therapy, medication, interventional therapy ... You should seek help from a health care provider, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the connection between sciatica and nerve ending pain and slipped discs?

What is the connection between sciatica and nerve ending pain and slipped discs?

Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a 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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How to remove sciatica nerve pain?

How to remove sciatica nerve pain?

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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If I have a sciatica nerve problem is it ok to have sex?

If I have a sciatica nerve problem is it ok to have sex?

Yes: However certain positions may make pain worse. typically herniated disks are worse with position in which your spine is flexed. ...Read more

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How can you relief sciatica nerve pain?

How can you relief sciatica nerve pain?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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How do you relief for sciatica nerve pain?

How do you relief for sciatica nerve pain?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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What can you do to relief sciatica nerve pain?

What can you do to relief sciatica nerve pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. 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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What should I do to relieve sciatica nerve pain?

What should I do to relieve sciatica nerve pain?

Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. ...Read more

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What can be done for sciatica nerve pain in butt?

What can be done for sciatica nerve pain in butt?

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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What are some ways to alleviate sciatica nerve pain?

What are some ways to alleviate sciatica nerve pain?

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. Alternatively there are injections and stem cell therapies available. ...Read more

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Can a sleep position worsen sciatica nerve problems?

Can a sleep position worsen sciatica nerve problems?

Yes: ? can sleep position worsen sciatica. Long nerve tracts are normally stretched by certain anatomical positions. If nerve abnormally impinged anywhere pain shoots down tract. Best psn. to remit pain is supine (no pillow) on couch w. sciatica leg flexed 45 degrees & leaned vs. couch back; other foot on arm rest. Position also diminishes longitudinal spinal cord pull. Relaxed nerves are happy nerves. ...Read more

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Which treatment for sciatica nerve problems is the very best?

Which treatment for sciatica nerve problems is the very best?

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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Can there be something you can do to relieve sciatica nerve pain?

Can there be something you can do to relieve sciatica nerve pain?

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. If this does not help then recommend seeing a spine specialist for other treatments ...Read more

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What type of tests are available to test for problems with sciatica nerve?

What type of tests are available to test for problems with sciatica nerve?

Nerve not the prob: ? re "sciatica": name of pain pattern evoked by impingement of sciatic nerve tract: at vertebral foramen, or at sacroiliac joint, or at pyriformis muscle or by tumor. If nerve injured to point of cell death (most w/o death) use nerve conduction tests to diagnose. Diagnostic info includes Fortin, Short Leg, Gillette & Pyriforms Signs, pelvic girdle counternutation, and MRI imaging. See Osteopath. ...Read more

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How do you know if sciatica is herpes related for a fact or just a pinched nerve?

How do you know if sciatica is herpes related for a fact or just a pinched nerve?

Get an eval: A simple history and Physical exam would be able to tell you. Unless you have an active infection of Zoster, affecting the sciatic nerve root/Dermatome it would be unlikely for Herpes virus to cause this. ...Read more

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How much time does one generally have pain, specifically nerve pain with sciatica?

How much time does one generally have pain, specifically nerve pain with sciatica?

4-6 weeks: Initially the symptoms last 4-6 weeks and if your body heals like it supposed to then pain relief starts. However disc herniations which are the cause of majority of sciatica symptoms last for 6-9 months and therefore people can have pain during that time as well. If not better after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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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