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Sciatic Nerve Exercise
Stretching perhaps: We feel that inactivity can make sciatica worse, and do know that many discs can dry out (dessicate) over 9-10 months. Traditional exercise programs use williams exercises, but the newer mckenzie program is more effective. Gentle, supervised pilates, and feldenkreis may benefit. Proper gradual stretching is very useful. Learn these approaches from an expert physical therapist. ...Read more
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
I have sciatic nerve issues & no insurance. I can't exercise because the pain is intense and taking over-the-counter medications don't help. Advice?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am pregnant 2m and i had sciatic nerve pain but feel better now and light pain. Can i drive a car and start exercise like walking or stretching?
Could constip/distension after prolonged diarrhea cause sciatic/nerve irritation? 3 days now w/continuous (ie constant not crampy) bilateral calf pain. No unusual exercise. Hist of ibs, fasciculation
Exercise: It really depends on the cause of your pain. Typically what is considered sciatic nerve pain comes from the back and is often a radiculopathy. Sometimes it can originate from a tight muscle known as the piriformis. Exercises the stabilize the spine, combined with oral steroid and occasionally an epidural may help for back associated leg pain. For piriformis, a therapist can assist with stretches. ...Read more
How long should it take for the sciatic nerve to recuperate after the herniated portion of the disk was removed?
Variable Recovery: The neurologic symptoms of a disc herniation, including that of pain, dysthesia, and weakness, often demonstrate dramatic recovery with a laminectomy with disc excision. There are cases where nerve root recovery is not complete, due to multiple variables associated with this pathology. In such cases, recovery can occur over months or years. Sometimes, the damage may be permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
USUALLY disc disease: The sciatic nerve can 'get pinched' by a bulging disc in the low back. The mechanism of injury for bulging disc is usually some type of lifting injury with 'bent over posture' or twisting. I had a patient 'sneeze so hard' he developed a completely weak leg and had surgery the same day. Usually in men, another cause of sciatic compression is sitting on a wallet causing pain 'down the leg!'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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