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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 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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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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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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