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What are effective treatments for sciatica?

What are effective treatments for sciatica?

Sciatica: Rest, finding the position of comfort that gives you the least amount of pain, eventually stretching exercises to take the pressure off of the nerve, leading to strengthening exercises to reduce recurrence. Good body mechanics and core muscle building. Mild pain meds like ibuprofen. ...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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What is the best non-medicinal treatment for sciatica?

What is the best non-medicinal treatment for sciatica?

PT : Get into a physical therapy program, try chiropractics, accupuncture. If this fails see your orthopaedic specialist. ...Read more

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Please tell me the fastest pain treatment for sciatica?

Please tell me the fastest pain treatment for sciatica?

Epidural Steroid Inj: You may be a candidate for epidural steroid injection for the sciatica. Recommend seeing a spine/pain specialist, have your MRI available as well. ...Read more

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What is the cost of sciatica treatment ?

What is the cost of  sciatica treatment
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Usually nothing: In most cases nothing, as it will often resolve on its own. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and activity modification all help to speed up the process. Rarely does pain persist, but when it does patients have other treatment options to help reduce symptoms. A spine specialist such as a physiatrist can prescribe specific exercises depending on the specific cause of sciatica. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sciatica pain?

What is the best treatment for sciatica pain?

Options: You have multiple options, the mainstay of treatment are interdisciplinary and include physical therapy, acupuncture, medications (anti-inflammatories, nerve pain agents) and epidural steroid injections. Depending on your response surgery may need to be considered. There continue to be emerging technologies to treat sciatica in a minimally invasive fashion. ...Read more

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Very painful sciatica in 22 year old. What treatment options are available?

Very painful sciatica in 22 year old. What treatment options are available?

Sciatica: Firstly an evaluation and probably an MRI. Then possibly PT, with Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dose pak, Calcium channel modulators (gabapentin, pregabalin, enacarbil gabapentin), NSAID's, epidural steroid injection, and possibly PRP injections. ...Read more

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I am having sciatica what precaution i should use and what are the best treatment option?

I am having sciatica what precaution i should use and what are the best treatment option?

Sciatica: If the sciatica is caused by a bulging or ruptured disk, avoid putting much pressure on your spine by avoiding heavy lifting or prolonged standing, intensive coughing or severe straining for bowel movement. In my experience most cases improve without surgery by 6or8 weeks. Have you had an MRI to see what the pathology is? Have you seen a spine specialist for more advice? ...Read more

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I have severe sciatica for about 1 year now. Done everything from pt to accupuncture. Now i hear about osteopathic. What is this?

I have severe sciatica for about 1 year now. Done everything from pt to accupuncture. Now i hear about osteopathic. What is this?

Osteopathic Eval: Some osteopathic physicians do manipulation to see if a vertebrae is dislocated and he/she can offer treatment by trying to correct the pathology. If this does not help, it could be pathology in your spine that needs to be further evaluation. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best at home treatment for sciatica? I keep re-injuring myself and its quite painful. I have read walking is beneficial, and I am very active during the week. How much walking is recommended to help heal? Is there anything else recommended

What is the best at home treatment for sciatica?  I keep re-injuring myself and its quite painful.  I have read walking is beneficial, and I am very active during the week.  How much walking is recommended to help heal?  Is there anything else recommended

First, make sure you: have the correct diagnosis.Sciatica is a general term often applied to back and leg pain; more precisely it is pain resulting from nerve impingement at the L4 to S1 interspaces.Strengthening supporting paraspinal and core abdominal muscles is most helpful, accomplished by targeted exercises;walking/30-45 min daily good. Massage, acupuncture, stress management/relaxation and injections also helpful ...Read more

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What is the treatment of sciatica?

What is the treatment of sciatica?

Sciatica: In many cases, sciatica will improve and go away with time. Initial treatment usually focuses on medicines and exercises to relieve pain. Additional treatment depends on what is causing the nerve irritation. If your symptoms do not improve, your doctor may suggest physical therapy, steroid injections, stronger medicines such as muscles relaxants or opioids, even surgery for severe cases. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for sciatica?

Is there any treatment for sciatica?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic 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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Does anyone know of a home treatment for sciatica ?

Does anyone know of a home treatment for sciatica ?

Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there any good at home treatments for sciatica?

Are there any good at home treatments for 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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What are the main options for treatment of sciatica?

What are the main options for treatment of sciatica?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic 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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Can you recommend good at-home treatments for sciatica?

Can you recommend good at-home treatments for 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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Can you tell me what is the best treatment for sciatica?

Can you tell me what is the best treatment for sciatica?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic 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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Which treatment for sciatica nerve problems is the very best?

Which treatment for sciatica nerve problems is the very best?

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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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in 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