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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain killers are giving little or no relief from heel and ankle pain. Are there any treatments for this by acupuncture?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the options for treating osteoarthritis in the knee that is also bow legged. In severe pain all day. What medications would be the best?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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