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How fast can I make my sciatica go away?

How fast can I make my sciatica go away?

Usually it resolves: Most sciatica can resolve on its own. Exercise, even back extension exercise can help a lot of people. Resting in the 90-90 position - lying supine with the hips and knee each bent at 90 degreees can help relieve symproms. There can be serious involvement that requires more evaluation, and diagnostic testing. It needs evaluation if it persists, especially involving bowel and bladder use. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Can sciatica ever get better or go away?

Can sciatica ever get better or go away?

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 - any tips for helping this and does it go away?

Sciatica - any tips for helping this and does it go away?

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. Try core exercise s first, check youtube or see PT. ...Read more

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I have sciatica that won't seem to go away. How can I get rid of this lingering pain?

I have sciatica that won't seem to go away. How can I get rid of this lingering pain?

Proper evaluation: Sciatica could be cause by misaligned vertebras, disc protrusion, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, spondylosis, etc. You need to have x-rays and maybe an MRI. Physical therapy is the main course of treatment. ...Read more

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Have sciatica from bulging lumbar discs. Doing PT. Will pain ever go away? Or likely worsen or herniate before improving?

Have sciatica from bulging lumbar discs. Doing PT. Will pain ever go away? Or likely worsen or herniate before improving?

Already have: "Bulging" MEANS herniated. A herniation can be very mild or it can be severe. The first thing you have to ascertain is if your pain really is coming from your discs. It doesn't always. There are other causes, including none that can be found in testing. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc and my sciatica pain ever go away naturally?

Can a herniated disc and my sciatica pain ever go away naturally?

You can learn: hypnosis and lose weight to reduce the pain, however, if you have a herniated disc it will continue to cause pain until you are able to have an operation to fix the disc. Consult with a back specialist but in the meantime, learn hypnosis from a qualified clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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If my sciatica is due to endo, pain now constant with severe flare ups with period, will surgery make pain go away or only keep it from getting worse?

If my sciatica is due to endo, pain now constant with severe flare ups with period, will surgery make pain go away or only keep it from getting worse?

Most sciaticas due : To spine cause can be treated without surgery. Medication, exercise, pt, epidural steroid injections are options but lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise important as a correct diagnosis of your problem. When surgery is indicated, success rate is about 90% but indicated in 10% of cases. See a spine specialist for guidance. Rare that sciatica due to endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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