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What are some therapy that is available for sciatic nerve pain?

What are some therapy that is available for sciatic nerve pain?

Conservative care: Unless the disc is so large on MRI scan that nothing short of surgery will help, patients should be started on non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds, muscle relaxants, pain medications, steroids if necessary. Try pt for some time. If symptoms persist, then i agree that epidural injections and surgery should be considered. ...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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What is the most effective medicines for fibromyalgia or nerve pain?

What is the most effective medicines for fibromyalgia or nerve pain?

Good medicines for..: Few anti epileptic medications like for example Lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, tegretol have been used with success for fibromyalgia. Tricyclic and other antidepressants like amytriptiline, Cymbalta can help with symptoms as well. In some people antiinflamtory meds and muscle relaxants can also provide relief. However, the mainstay of treatment is regular aerobic exercise at least 3-4 times a week. ...Read more

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What are some good pain medications for nerve pain?

Nerve Pain: Docs might recommend medications such as neurontin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or gralise. Cymbalta, a medication normally used for depression, has also been used for nerve pain. These medications require monitoring by your physician. ...Read more

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What is usually done for a patient that has sciatica nerve pain in the low back? What are some of the treatments for it?

What is usually done for a patient that has sciatica nerve pain in the low back? What are some of the treatments for it?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the 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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In therapy for scatic nerve issue not working allergic to nsaids and ibuprofen. Is there a procedure to decompress the nerve? In alot of pain.

In therapy for scatic nerve issue not working allergic to nsaids and ibuprofen.  Is there a procedure to decompress the nerve? In alot of pain.

Yes.: Sciatic nerve problems are usually caused by disk disease. The most portant treatment is physical therapy and avoiding lifting or injuring your back. There are other medication choices in addition to the NSAIDs as well as injections for pain. Surgery is not an affective long term treatment but can be used to control pain if nothing else works. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a pinched nerve?

What are the treatments for a pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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What pain medication seems to be the most promising or helpful for fibromyalgia?

What pain medication seems to be the most promising or helpful for fibromyalgia?

Depends: All patients respond to medications differently. There are only 3 fda approved meds for fibromylagia. Cymbalta, Lyrica and savella (milnacipran). This only means that they did the research to show they have a positive effect on the condition. There are other meds that can be used. Narcotics have not been shown to be effective in the management of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

A couple: Antiinflammatories both oral and topical, msm, glucosamine, physical therapy, braces. Stretching of achilles tendon and plantar fascia for heel and quads and hamstrings for the knee. Accupunture is an option as well. ...Read more

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What are alternatives are there to physical therapy and medication when pain is high?

What are alternatives are there to physical therapy and medication when pain is high?

Pain Management: There are many reasons for pain. Apparently you have been evaluated and have received a diagnosis with therapy and medication for your condition. Consider that there can be multiple causes or etiologies for your pain and it is difficult to determine which one best fits you. If your pain continues perhaps a second opinion is needed. ...Read more

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What therapies can be used for sciatic nerve pain?

What therapies can be used for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the 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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Pain killers are giving little or no relief from heel and ankle pain. Are there any treatments for this by acupuncture?

Heel pain: You don't mention orthotics or cortisone injections . Both are effective , but without seeing your x rays to determine what is causing the pain I am speculating. See your podiatrist for a real diagnosis and treatment . Good luck. ...Read more

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What are treatment options (including exercise, pt, chyro) for L5 nerve root causing pain that radiates all the way to foot?

What are treatment options (including exercise, pt, chyro) for L5 nerve root causing pain that radiates all the way to foot?

Nsaids, pt, shot, sx: Typically my progression of treatments will begin with nsaids and sometimes an oral steroid if very painful. I will also utilize physical therapy and usually most will resolve over 3-4 weeks. For those who still have a large amount of pain and do not improve, epiduals becomes the next line of treatment usually except in certain emergencies, surgery is the last option. ...Read more

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What are some types of relief for sciatic pain?

What are some types of relief for sciatic pain?

Stretching: Depending on the cause, stretching, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, pain medication, and epidural injections can all help relief sciatica. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain (in pregnancy)?

Yes ranging from : A pregnancy harnessalong with physical therapy as well as use of tylenol (acetaminophen) if cleared by your doctor to even epidural steroid injections, again, if cleared by your physician. Sometimes, time is the biggest healer along with some rest and activity modification. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This sciatica pain as you suggested is the 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 pain/spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for sciatic pain in the left leg caused by a herniated disc?

What are some treatments for sciatic pain in the left leg caused by a herniated disc?

Pain management: The treatments should be based upon the severity and timecourse of the pain. Acutely, relative rest anti-inflammatories and pain medications can help. When the initial pain is improved then a course of physical therapy is helpful. If the pain does not respond epidural spinal injections may provide good relief. Surgery would be indicated with loss of strength or persistent weakness. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can for sciatic nerve pain?

Is there anything you can for sciatic nerve pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level 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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


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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