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Can peppermint oil help relieve sciatica?

Can peppermint oil help relieve sciatica?

Not Likely: Not likely that any time of topical substance will actually help the condition of sciatica. Sciatica is due to nerve root compression at a much deeper level than that of the skin where peppermint oil is applied. Although symptomatically the oil may feel good and typically will not be of harm it is only providing symptomatic relief at best for reasons unrelated to the underlying condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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Can stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

Can stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve 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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Does acupuncture alleviate pain from bulging disk?

Does acupuncture alleviate pain from bulging disk?

Thumbs up: Yes, acupuncture has been shown to help some people with back pain. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Will stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

Will stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

Sure: Most times Massage/Stretching will help muscle pain due to the back pain. If it doesn't help enough, recommend seeing your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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What excercises can relieve sciatic nerve pain!?

What excercises can relieve sciatic nerve 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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Can lower bakc massage worsen radiculopathy?

Can lower bakc massage worsen radiculopathy?

Possible: Anything is possible. It would not be typical for a gentle massage to worsen a radiculopathy however a more vigorous massage might. ...Read more

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Can heating pads help sciatic pain?

Can heating pads help sciatic pain?

Sciatic pain: Depends. Sometimes sciatic pain is helped by heat and sometimes helped by ice packs. There are several causes of sciatic pain and it is best to see your doctor to find out the cause and to give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture work to relieve pain from bulging disk?

Can acupuncture work to relieve pain from bulging disk?

Yes: Acupuncture is a great HEALING tool. What I mean is: It opens up the energy channels, the blockages to healing. In this way it allows the innate healing powers of the body to cick in. And yes they are tremendous. They can do changes on all levels - biochemical, physiological, anatomical, symptomatic ( pain relief ) , psychological ( pain and physicsl suffering leads to depression,..), spiritual. ...Read more

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Can inversion therapy help relieve pinched nerves?

Can inversion therapy help relieve pinched nerves?

This is a form of: Traction which may help with the symptoms due to a pinched nerve such as from arthritic changes or a disc herniation. ...Read more

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Could arthritis tylenol (acetaminophen) relieve restless leg syndrome temporarily?

Could arthritis tylenol (acetaminophen) relieve restless leg syndrome temporarily?

Not likely: Acetaminophen though good for pain including that of arthritis, is not that effective for restless legs syndrome (rls). In general, dopaminergics, such as Requip ; neupro, (rotigotine) opiates, benzodiazepines, and antiepileptics are used to treat rls. It may be a condition that can mimic rls, thus consulting a sleep medicine specialist to review your history thoroughly is recommended. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can yucca relieve arthritis pain?

Can yucca relieve arthritis pain?

The bark and root of yucca — a group of shrub-like plants native to the southwestern United States and Mexico — are ingredients in many dietary supplements that claim to promote joint health: Parts of various yucca plants have been used for centuries in traditional Native American medicine. But the only direct evidence that yucca relieves joint pain comes from a single study published in the 1970s and never validated in later publications. Since then, scientists have isolated several yucca compounds that may turn out to have medicinal value. In the laboratory, some of these compounds display properties similar to those of anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat joint pain. What these yucca-derived chemicals do in the test tube, however, is likely to be quite different from what they do in the human body. Scientific studies have validated many alternative and complementary therapies for arthritis, but yucca is not one of them. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help pain from herniated discs?

Will acupuncture help pain from herniated discs?

Low back pain: Yes. Acupuncture reduces inflammation through the release of endorphins and increases microcirculation to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle stiffness. Acupuncture stimulates the release of serotonin and noradrenaline too. Eastern medicine may provide another alternative for pain relief. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help lumbar radiculopathy?

Can acupuncture help lumbar radiculopathy?

Low back pain: Yes. Acupuncture reduces inflammation through the release of endorphins and increases microcirculation to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle stiffness. Acupuncture stimulates the release of serotonin and noradrenaline too. Eastern medicine may provide another alternative for pain relief. ...Read more

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Do massages and/or hot compresses help relieve the symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy?

Do massages and/or hot compresses help relieve the symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy?

Massages: both of these modalities can be helpful for temporary relief only ...Read more

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Will oxycodone help relieve hemorrhoid pain?

Will oxycodone help relieve hemorrhoid pain?

Worsen hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids usually do not cause severe pain. Oxycodone can worsen hemorrhoids by exacerbating constipation. Drink more water, walk and exercise, try stool softener, avoid narcotics. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can coconut oil help ease pain of osteoarthritis?

Can coconut oil help ease pain of osteoarthritis?

No: The act of massaging the oil or any lubricant may help but cocoanut oil itself has no therapeutic properites for oa. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help relieve shingles pain?

Does marijuana help relieve shingles pain?

It will help: In one study Cannabis was found to be effective in relieving the pain due to shingles called Post Herpetic Neuralgia ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help sciatica? Does acupuncture ever help with sciatica pain? .

Can acupuncture help sciatica? Does acupuncture ever help with sciatica pain?

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Possibly: Although not understood fully, acupuncture has shown good success in some pain syndromes. Only way to know is try it out. If after 2-3 treatments you can't see a difference I would seek out a pain/spine specialist for other options. ...Read more

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Can peppermint oil help relieve sciatica?

Not Likely: Not likely that any time of topical substance will actually help the condition of sciatica. Sciatica is due to nerve root compression at a much deeper level than that of the skin where peppermint oil is applied. Although symptomatically the oil may feel good and typically will not be of harm it is only providing symptomatic relief at best for reasons unrelated to the underlying condition. ...Read more

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How to relieve the hot burn from peppermint oil? My husband has swelling in the back of his neck i used peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil.

How to relieve the hot burn from peppermint oil?  My husband has swelling in the back of his neck i used peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil.

Cold pack may help: I would use a bit of soap and cool water to wipe off the oil, then use a cold pack (ice in plastic bag and wrapped in thin towel will do also) will help. The peppermint will "burn itself out" in about 1-2 hours (must wipe off the oil). Hope this will help. If not better, call doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for you?

Is peppermint tea good for you?

Check out these: Links.Yes, it's safe and good for u. Take care! http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-705-peppermint.aspx?activeingredientid=705;activeingredientname=peppermint. http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/why-you-should-be-drinking-peppermint-herb-tea-before-bed.html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how peppermint help spots?

Please clarify what: you mean by 'spots' and re-ask question. ...Read more

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Could peppermint candy make me gain weight?

Could peppermint candy make me gain weight?

If you eat enough: Of anything it can cause weight gain if calories consumed exceed calories burned. ...Read more

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Will chewing peppermint leaves improve one's breath?

Will chewing peppermint leaves improve one's breath?

Peppermint leaves: Peppermint leaves will not cure gum disease, cavities, or acid reflux. The peppermint will mask the halitosis, but not cure it. Determine the cause of your problem, treat it, and be rid of it. Seek a consultation with a local dentist to start. ...Read more

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I drank a small amount of peppermint extract, is that bad?

I drank a small amount of peppermint extract, is that bad?

No though may cause: Peppermint is used as a medicinal herb. It is a natural antimicrobial and is used to reduce cramps and spasms in irritable bowel syndrome. In some people too much peppermint may cause temporary gastroesophogeal reflux (leading to a case of heartburn), so that is the worst that might happen. ...Read more

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Could I be allegric to chocolate and peppermint? How can I find out for sure?

Could I be allegric to chocolate and peppermint?  How can I find out for sure?

Allergy test: You should make an appointment to have an allergy test done. This is the best way to determine what you are specifically allergic to. ...Read more

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What's peppermint oil used for?

What's peppermint oil used for?

Several uses: Peppermint oil has multiple uses. A very popular one is for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). http://tinyurl.com/kjesndd it can also help with indigestion. Peppermint oil can be used topically to help abdominal distension, antispasmodic in UGI endoscopy, headaches including migraine, and postherpetic neuralgia. A dilution is used in these latter situations. ...Read more

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What are reasons why someone takes peppermint oil capsules?

What are reasons why someone takes peppermint oil capsules?

Several uses: Peppermint oil has multiple uses. A very popular one is for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). http://tinyurl.com/kjesndd it can also help with indigestion. Peppermint oil can be used topically to help abdominal distension, antispasmodic in UGI endoscopy, headaches including migraine, and postherpetic neuralgia. A dilution is used in these latter situations. ...Read more

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Do york peppermint patties calm the stomach?

Do york peppermint patties calm the stomach?

Peppermint Patties: There is sugar and other additives in candy such as Peppermint Patties. You are better off drinking some peppermint tea or ginger tea. Always consult your doctor if you have chronic or severe GI symptoms. ...Read more

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He's 10 weeks old. can he have a soft peppermint ?

He's 10 weeks old. can he have a soft peppermint ?

Would not recommend: candy for a 10 week old infant. ...Read more

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Does peppermint soap help clear skin?

Does peppermint soap help clear skin?

No: There is no evidence that peppermint soap will clear your skin. If you like the smell that's the only reason to use it. ...Read more