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Can you leave sciatia nerve untreated?

Can you leave sciatia nerve untreated?

Sciatica untreated: This depends on how bad the symptoms are and on how it affects daily activity. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Usually Improves: Typically it improves within 3-6 weeks on its own as your body heals. If it continues then many different things can happen, chronic pain/numbness, muscle wasting from disuse or atrophy from significant nerve compression. In more severe cases, things like bowel/bladder incontinence or even paralysis can ensue. Would suggest seeing your doctor if you are not improving after 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How do you help someone with a trapped sciatica nerve?

How do you help someone with a trapped sciatica nerve?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What kind of stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

What kind of stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

Get correct DX: You should see your pcp to establish the cause of your problem. Until then try dry/wet heat to the lower back, mackenzie exercises, and nsaids such as aleve, advil or tylenol. ...Read more

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Which stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

Which stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

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 is the connection between sciatica and nerve ending pain and slipped discs?

What is the connection between sciatica and nerve ending pain and slipped discs?

Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a 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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Is there a medication that chronic sciatic nerve suffers has to take ever day for the symptoms of sciatica?

There are several : Classes of medication that can be used alone if in combination including non steroidal anti inflammatories used with a protecting anti ulcer drug like prilosec, Neurontin or lyrica, Amitriptyline or nortriptyline, Cymbalta or even tylenol.. You can discuss this with a pain management specialist who can help you to manage the medications in addition to instructing you on other recommendations ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps for sciatica nerve pain?

I am wondering what helps for sciatica nerve pain?

Sciatic pain: The sciatic pain can be caused by spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include strengthening exercise, physical therapy, medication, interventional therapy ... You should seek help from a health care provider, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you relief for sciatica nerve pain?

How do you relief for 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 more

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How do you know if sciatica is herpes related for a fact or just a pinched nerve?

Get an eval: A simple history and Physical exam would be able to tell you. Unless you have an active infection of Zoster, affecting the sciatic nerve root/Dermatome it would be unlikely for Herpes virus to cause this. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

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