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How To Get Rid Of Sciatic Pain
Work on it daily: Pain management can be useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. Physical therapy for a core strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. how can he get rid of this pain?
Given Your Pain: 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
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce pain: Epidural injections have been used since the 1950's to treat pain related to inflamed nerve roots and or spinal stenosis caused by degenerative spine disease in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. The procedure, if performed using fluoroscopy by an experienced interventionalist is conservative, relatively safe modality that can provide significant pain relief and improved function. ...Read more
Stretch injury: If your piriformis pain is secondary to pelvic imbalance and it's constantly stretched, the last thing you want to do is stretch your piriformis. It will aggravate even if it feels good stretching it at the time. Find a physical therapist who can do myofascial release or facilitated positional release and teach you relaxing exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a bicyclist and I have sciatic pain in buttocks on the left side. What can I do to prevent this pain?
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
Is there a clear top treatment available for the pain caused by the sciatic nerve in the human body? What is it?
What is the best treatment for sciatic pain? My dr recommended a MRI but said the treatment won't change regardless. Should I do it or can other stuff
Hi, my fiance is 27 years old , she has a sciatic pain in her back and leg. Sitting increases her pain. What is her treatment and make her sit easily?
Be seen: She needs to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
What treatment options are there for someone with permanent sciatic damage who can't take lyrica (pregabalin) or gapapetin?
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 injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is a DX of Piriformis Syndrone made? Is it merely Sciatic Nerve irratation that radiates to buttocks. What is the Treatment?
Any Treatment options suggested for a 20 year old(me) diagnosed at 17 yrs old with an appearing Schwannoma in my sciatic nerve. Seems to be inoperable?
Get Another Opinion: First, get a second opinion. Schwannomas are usually amenable to surgical correction, unless in your case there is an unusual circumstance. Quote: "Microsurgical excision is the treatment of choice. Schwannomas are removeable since they repulse fascicular groups without penetrating them thus allowing their enucleation while preserving nerve continuity." (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.) Don't give up. ...Read more
Major sciatic nerve pain seems to have gotten worse over last 4 works since workout without stretching. Other than NSAIDs + stretching, any treatment?
Get an exam: If there are neurological findings it can change what might be reasonably tried. Chiropractors, acupuncture, physical therapy, gabapentin, trigger point work, and believe it or not emotional work can all help as well as stretches. I like the ones that stretch the iliopsoas muscles. ...Read more
I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?
Sciatica?: Symptoms sound consistent with sciatica, however, c your doc for an eval to receive proper diagnosis. If sciatica, cause must b must be determined & treated if necessary. Usually standing causes pain to be worse, as does sitting. Lying is usually more comfortable. If your doc agrees that these are safe 4 u, NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, as well as physical therapy. C ur doc & feel btr soon :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Although l4/l5 torn annulus, first symptom 15mo ago was rt ankle/heel pain from sitting. Was runner too. Sciatic or ankle nerve treatment needed?
Both are the same.: If after all the conservative modalities you have had and you are still having problems, then you have 2 options: 1: if symptoms are not too severe and you are able to tolerate them, then continue as you are; or 2: if numbness is getting severe ;/or weakness has developed, in the leg/foot, then you need to be seen by a spine surgeon urgently. ...Read more
I have a sciatic nerve injury due to being shot in the leg. I have done much treatment, but my foot is numb. Can you recommend a doctor or further treatment?
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