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How can I use an inversion table to relieve pain off the sciatic nerve?

How can I use an inversion table to relieve pain off the sciatic nerve?

Intermittently : Basically you are stretching the spine and diminishing the bulging of the disc temporarily taking the pressure off the nerve. Some patients will use it a coupe of times per day. ...Read more

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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Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A few may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read more

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Got a pinched sciatic nerve... What's your best suggestion for immediate relief???

Got a pinched sciatic nerve... What's your best suggestion for immediate relief???

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 more

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I have a sciatic nerve acting up, how can I relieve the pain?

Conservative care: Lumbar radiculopathy, or sciatica, can initially be treated with exercise and stretches as part of a physical therapy regimen. If your symptoms persist, you may be a candidate for lumbar epidural steroid injections to decrease the inflammation around exiting nerve roots. Any associated numbness, weakness, or incontinence merits urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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If I lose weight will it relieve pressure of my disc in my back, and will the pain stop from sciatic nerve, although a piece of da disc is on my nerve?

If I lose weight will it relieve pressure of my disc in my back, and will the pain stop from sciatic nerve, although a piece of da disc is on my nerve?

Possibly: Weight loss is an effective way to lessen the mechanical stresses on the spine and quite often leads to improved back pain and improved leg pain from a disc herniation. ...Read more

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What is the best relief for sciatic nerve pain?

What is the best relief for sciatic nerve pain?

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 more

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What excercises can relieve sciatic nerve pain!?

What excercises can relieve sciatic 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. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sciatic nerve pain permanently?

How can I relieve sciatic nerve pain permanently?

Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are best ways to relieve sciatic nerve pain?

Could you tell me what are best ways to relieve sciatic nerve pain?

Many options: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level your problem is at 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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Please tell me if there is a stretch or exercise that can help relieve my sciatic nerve pain?

Please tell me if there is a stretch or exercise that can help relieve my sciatic 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. ...Read more

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