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Please Tell How Best To Heal Sciatic
Heal sciatica: Wait. Sciatica is a painful condition associate usually with acute low back pain and sharp, shooting pains down the bag of your leg. Other nerves in your legs can also be affected and may produce similar symptoms in different locations. Over 95% of acute sciatica goes away by itself within 6 weeks. Thus extensive evaluation (even x-ray) is not recommended until after 6 weeks. ...Read more
Many options: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level your problem is at 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve goes from the lower back, through the buttock on both left and right, and down the back of the leg to the foot. Pain starting in the low back going down the back of the leg, or pain in the buttocks that goes down or up to the back are likely to be sciatica. There are some serious reasons for sciatica, such as disk damage, so it is suggested that you check with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sciatic pain: Permanent is a loaded term - a sound exam by a neurologist or physiatrist should be done - your exam, plus any other testing, can lead them to determine if this issue is significant or not; an easy answer can't be made here - you need a work up to determine that answer - good luck! ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. Treatment may vary depending on the cause of the problem. ...Read more
Couple choices: Perhaps you might respond to an epidural steroid injection at the sight of the compressed nerve root. But maybe a better approach is physical therapy. One caveat, do NOT rest and stay in bed, be active, up and about, as that will shorten debility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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