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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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Wat is the best way to treat sciatica pain and does running affect it?

Wat is the best way to treat sciatica pain and does running affect it?

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

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How do you treat minor sciatica pain?

How do you treat minor sciatica 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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What are remedies & home remedies for sciatica pain?

What are remedies & home remedies for sciatica pain?

Not quick fix: Pain down the leg is usually self limited and will improve with time. They key is keep moving. Physical therapy is the best treatment. If I better in a few weeks then get checked out. ...Read more

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Can particular stretching exercises help treat sciatica?

Can particular stretching exercises help treat sciatica?

Maybe: It is conventional to use exercises for the treatment of sciatica and a variety of back conditions. These exercises should be specifically tailored for your particular needs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How to treat or manage sciatica?

How to treat or manage sciatica?

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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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