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How do I get rid of my sciatic nerve pain in my lower back?

How do I get rid of my sciatic nerve pain in my lower back?

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 more

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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?

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

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How can I get rid of syatic nerve pain?

How can I get rid of syatic nerve pain?

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 more

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Why would one get an epidural treatment for sciatic leg pain?

Why would one get an epidural treatment for sciatic leg pain?

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

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Piriformis syndrome and sciatic nerve treatment, do you have any recommendations?

Piriformis syndrome and sciatic nerve treatment, do you have any recommendations?

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 more

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Is there a clear top treatment available for the pain caused by the sciatic nerve in the human body? What is it?

Depends on cause: This is often a lumbar radiculopathy with compression of the nerve as it exits the spine. It often improves on its own with medication and physical therapy. However, surgical decompression is sometimes required. ...Read more