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How To Treat A Pinched Sciatic Nerve
Exercise: It really depends on the cause of your pain. Typically what is considered sciatic nerve pain comes from the back and is often a radiculopathy. Sometimes it can originate from a tight muscle known as the piriformis. Exercises the stabilize the spine, combined with oral steroid and occasionally an epidural may help for back associated leg pain. For piriformis, a therapist can assist with stretches. ...Read more
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
McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therapists can use felderkreis approaches. Best to have direct expert instruction prior to using these techniques. Although pilates is touted, need an expert to select safest approach. ...Read more
See doc: Go see your pcp or a spinal surgeon. ...Read more
Sciatic nerve heat: Place it where you hurt in the buttock area, or use a dixie-cup from the freezer with ice and massage the area after the heat is done (interchange every 20-30 minutes or so). Peal a little rim of the dixie cup off when the ice starts to melt. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seemed to have pinched my sciatic nerve. It's been about two weeks. A tough two weeks, should I be resting my back or doing stretches?
Generic suggestion: I have no details regarding your personal situation, but studies of low back pain, uniformly, indicate far better outcomes if patients are active, exercise, and even stretch. Many of those who wind up with back surgery stayed in bed and waited. I would far prefer you see a chiropractor or osteopath and get active. ...Read more
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