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Is there any one way of treating sciatica that usually works?

Is there any one way of treating sciatica that usually works?

Sciatica treatment: Sciatica is not a disease., it is a symptom. It describes pain radiating from your low back and/or buttock down into your leg and foot. It usually is the result of a herniated disc or muscles pressing on the nerve that innervates your leg. The treatment should be tailored to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if my sciatica is reducing,cause one day is ok and the next is not?

How do I know if my sciatica is reducing,cause one day is ok and the next is not?

Yes: That is exactly what it can do. Recommend stretch and exercise to see if it improves. If not then see a spine specialist to evaluate your options for treatments. ...Read more

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Do diverticulitis and sciatica sometimes occur together and does one aggravate the other?

Do diverticulitis and sciatica sometimes occur together and does one aggravate the other?

No: Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the gut and sciatica is an inflammation of a nerve. They may occur together but should not have anything to do with each other. ...Read more

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Whatelse can one do if you don't want surgery for symptoms that look like that of sciatica?

Whatelse can one do if you don't want surgery for symptoms that look like that of sciatica?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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How to prevent other sciatica attack ( I mean what is best to do,when I get through this one)any tips?

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 more

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Should one see a neurologist for dx of sciatica?

Should one see a neurologist for dx of sciatica?

Options: Your primary care doctor is a great place to start. They can coordinate your care with any needed specialists. In some communities, Physiatrists (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists) give non-surgical management of back and leg pain, in some others it may be Neurologists or even pain management specialists. Surgical treatment can be from Orthopedic or Neurosurgical specialists! ...Read more

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How much time does one generally have pain, specifically nerve pain with sciatica?

How much time does one generally have pain, specifically nerve pain with sciatica?

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 more

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What would cause a tingly tickly feeling in one side of crotch groin. Pain on that side in hip and back sometimes like sciatica.

What would cause a tingly tickly feeling in one side of crotch groin. Pain on that side in hip and back sometimes like 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 more

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Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

Can a vitamin or mineral deficiency cause or contribute to sciatica and if so, which ones?

No: Although vitamin deficiencies can cause peripheral nerve disorders, especially B-1 and B-12, the pain and pattern of sciatica is due invariably to nerve compression at root level in lumbosacral cistern or in passage through pyriformis muscle group. ...Read more

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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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