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How Young Can Someone Be To Get Sciatica Pain
Any age: True sciatica comes from the inflammation of the nerves in the lumbar spine that create pain going down the leg. If you just have back pain going into the buttock region (not sciatica), that can be si (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction/mechanical low back pain. Any strain of the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the low back can cause regional pain. Ice/heat, stretching, otc Ibuprofen help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I stretch or get massage while I'm in pain with discopathy and sciatica or it is contraindicated?
How to prevent other sciatica attack ( I mean what is best to do,when I get through this one)any tips?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't get out of bed. My sciatica got worse, and now I can't stand or sit at all. (Including bathroom.) What do I do now?
My mentor once said: When a person's got sciatica the best treatment you can offer is a conservative one with therapy and appropriate medication for pain and when all else fails..."bedrest" until they simply can't take that anymore...then, offer a consult with the surgeon. Sounds like it may be time for that discussion. Write to me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi if you have more questions. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. 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. Its like sciatica but isn't called that because the sciatic nerve is in the buttock/leg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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