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Is There A Way For Me To Treat My Sciatica At Home
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
Mostly Time: 90% with sciatica due to disc herniation get better without surgery independent of any specific treatment -time is biggest healer. Treatment can include: medication, injections, activity modification, physical therapy, acupuncture & chiropractic. Regular exercise in terms of cardiovascular/stretching/core(stomach-back-leg) strengthening while stqying trim & not smoking. Running fine if no pain ...Read more
I have bad sciatica pain possibly from carrying my baby and breastfeeding in bad positions. What is the best way to treat sciatica?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to treat lower back pain from sciatica due to a tumor in the lumbar area? On tarceva for the cancer but how to stop the pain?
Get doctor advice: If your pain is due to metastatic cancer to the lumbar spine, radiation therapy should probably be administered. A combination of pain medications is often effective, and should include a narcotic analgesic and a non-steriodal anti-infllammatory agent. If the pain is radiating down your buttock and leg, addition of a medication for neuropathic pain could also be added. Please see your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
I have 2 disks that have herniated & collapsed, causing pain & sciatica, does that indicate my back is unstable? Been thru all non open treat for 2yrs
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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