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Is Walking Good For Sciatic Nerve Pain
Time plus: Time is the best healer but activity restriction, guided exercise, medication especially a steroid pack, and even epidural steroid injections may help. Cessation of smoking, weight reduction and regular exercise will help prevent a recurrence which has a rate of 5% if due to a disc herniation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Hard to Say: Spinning places you on a stationary bike in a flexed position for your spine. That can be irritating if the sciatica is due to a herniated disc since that can cause it to push more on the nerves. So only way to know if try it out or get more advice from your doctor or a spine specialist that can discuss your case in particular. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Initially you should try conservative treatment such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. If you see no improvement then the next step would be epidural steroid injections from a pain management specialist. Or you may even require surgery if nothing else is helping. Start with your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pelvic traction a good option for releaving siatica pain and numbness, caused by a degenrative bulging disc (seen on MRI)?
I am taking rest for sciatica from 1 week.How can I know that sciatica pain is healing? Wat is the anotomy behind sciatica nerve pain?
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower spinal cord, and divides into the peroneal and posterior tibial nerves. Sciatica is the term to describe nerve compression affecting the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve, such as L-5 or S-1, and pain radiates down the buttock into the leg. ...Read more
What is a good way to alleviate pain due to a bulging herniated disk that is causing sciatica nerve pain?
Sciatica: If the pain is severe start with a day or so of rest heating pads and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. As the pain starts improving you can gradually increase your activity level and start some gentle exercise and stretching. if the pain lasts more than one or two weeks or is accompanied with muscle weakness, bowel/bladde problems numbness or tingling you should see your doctor sooner ...Read more
Rest, icing: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Tramacet contains two active ingredients, paracetamol and tramadol, which are both painkillers and directed for acute pain, up to 3 month. the nerve pain is a chronic pain and different medications are prescribed for managing chronic pain. Rec. see your PCP for medication adjustment or specialist referral. ...Read more
Can facet arthropaty cause sciatica and walking problem/limpness and pain in the leg/ for months?
Stretching perhaps: We feel that inactivity can make sciatica worse, and do know that many discs can dry out (dessicate) over 9-10 months. Traditional exercise programs use williams exercises, but the newer mckenzie program is more effective. Gentle, supervised pilates, and feldenkreis may benefit. Proper gradual stretching is very useful. Learn these approaches from an expert physical therapist. ...Read more
Surgeon reccomended a fusion for reherniated disc at l4/5 and grinding. Does this typically help just the leg pain or back pain too?
Great question: Typically, a fusion procedure (alif/plif/tlif) are most effective for radicular leg pain. If there is instability in the low back, ie) from fracture or spondylolisthesis, fusion may be effective in alleviating axial low back pain. In most cases, it is the leg pain that is improved, much more than low back pain. You can consult nass website for all indications for fusion procedures. ...Read more
I have herniated disc and deteriated disc lower back pain and numness in right leg is laser surgery a good cure for this?
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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