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What can you do for siatic nerve pain?

What can you do for siatic nerve pain?

Depends on the cause: Any pain that runs down the buttock &/or back of the thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain. Truth is, there are many potential causes.The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm. Many other causes such as referred pain from si ligament injury, too.A good history & physical, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find/fix it. ...Read more

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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What can I do for siatic nerve pain in my lower back?

Confirm sciatica 1st: Is the best thing you can do. You're 23 years-old & the last thing you want is to walk around with the wrong (?Self) diagnosed problem. There are multiple causes for "sciatica" & finding the root of that cause will guide the best treatment option. Treatment usually consists of physical therapy, hep, anti-inflammatory/analgesics, various injections, & surgery when refractory or advanced. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for siatic nerve pain?

What is the best treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Injections: First of all the definition of true sciatic pain is low back pain that radiates down the back of your leg, usually all the way down to your lower leg/foot. Pain in the buttocks is not sciatica. Sciatica is an irritation of one or more of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Depending on severity and duration of symptoms, physical therapy, meds and/or injections may help. ...Read more

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Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step. ...Read more

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I have Siatic nerve pain in my right leg and foot could it possiable be causes the pain I'm expericing in my right lower stomach above pelvic bone?

I have Siatic nerve pain in my right leg and foot could it possiable be causes the pain I'm expericing in my right lower stomach above pelvic bone?

Generally No: If you have abdominal pain above pelvic bone, this could be something else. If you want a true evaluation, I would suggest seeing a spine/pain specialist that has sports medicine training as well to address this issue fully. ...Read more

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Having sex causes siatic nerve back pain why?

Having sex causes siatic nerve back pain why?

Yes: I see many patients with back pain and sciatica who report increased pain during sex. If your back is sore or inflamed and the nerves are sensitive, the motion of sex may aggravate your symptoms. Having said that, i never tell my patients not to have sex only to experiment with different positions that may not cause pain or to avoid positions that cause pain during the act. This typically improves. ...Read more

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When is it time to see dr. For siatic nerve? Have had severe pain for 30+days

When is it time to see dr. For siatic nerve?  Have had severe pain for 30+days

Now: Sciatica is a specific kind of back pain caused by pressure or irritation on the sciatic nerve. Symptoms often start in the back and go down one leg, usually below the knee. Other things can cause similar problems. Any severe pain lasting this long needs to be evaluated, and treatment directed by a good history, examination and appropriate studies. ...Read more

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What is the best relief for sciatic nerve pain?

Time plus: Time is the best healer but activity restriction, guided exercise, medication especially a steroid pack, and even epidural steroid injections may help. Cessation of smoking, weight reduction and regular exercise will help prevent a recurrence which has a rate of 5% if due to a disc herniation. ...Read more

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I have been having pretty bad sciatic nerve pain for the last 3 weeks. Do I need to seek medical help or can I do something on my own to help it?

See a doctor : Although usually sciatica is a self-limited problem, it may take 3-5 weeks see your family doctor to get some analgesics and evaluation of potential serious issues. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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