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What is the quickest way to relieve sciatica pain?

What is the quickest way to relieve sciatica pain?

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 causes (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve the pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated and may give the quickest relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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What is the best way to relieve siatica leg pain?

What is the best way to relieve siatica leg pain?

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. You may consider options like epidural steroid injections if not better. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve joint pain naturally?

What is the best way to relieve joint pain naturally?

Diet: Agree with exercise and weight loss especially if overweight . Also for some people there is a hypersinsitivity to certain food. Finding it is very helpful to control the process. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way or fastest way to relieve lower back pain?

What is the easiest way or fastest way to relieve lower back pain?

Home remedy: Avoid heavy lifting, stooping, and strenuous activities but continue normal daily activity. It's important not to sit and lay around all day. Heat or ice can help as well as Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). If pain persists for more than 1 month, you need to go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to relieve arthritic pain?

What is the best natural way to relieve arthritic pain?

There are some...: Local heat applications with hot/wet towel can cause some relief depending on the cause of arthritis. You need to know if it is degenerative(osteoarthritis) or is it rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be helped some by natural adjustments, not rheumatoid...This one will require medication given be a rheumatologist(specialist). ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve backpain?

What is the best way to relieve backpain?

Individual Program: Before engaging in exercises for back pain a full evaluation by physical therapy is in order. This will take into account your natural posture and your particular occupation and activities. A supervised exercise program should follow. Be cautious o the popular video exercises like wii. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve pain for shin splints?

What is the best way to relieve pain for shin splints?

Shin splints: If you are walking or running for exercise you need to do adaequte stretching before and after activity. Icing the shins after a workout and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) should help. To prevent further bouts, see a podiatrist. You may need an orthotic in your shoe to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the foot?

What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the foot?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get relief from hip pain?

What is the best way to get relief from hip pain?

Examination: There are many causes of isolated hip area pain. Would recommend rest, heat/ ice, and nsaids. If the pain persist see your pcp. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

What is the best way to relieve arthritis pain in the hip?

Anti-inflammatory: Mild hip arthritis can often improve with a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as well as physical therapy to focus on pelvic strength, range of motion, and flexibility. In some cases an intra-articular steroid injection can help if therapy or medications do not help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure back pain without pain meds?

What is the best way to cure back pain without pain meds?

Fitness: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength) and don't smoke. The intermittent use of anti-inflammatory medications will help as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the pain of a bulging disk?

What is the best way to relieve the pain of a bulging disk?

Conservative means: Initially, try medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, injections. If these measures fail, and MRI shows correctable problem, then surgery may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve period pains?

What is the best way to relieve period pains?

Period pains: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate lower back pain?

What is the best way to alleviate lower back pain?

Correct diagnosis...: Fortunately, most low back pain does not last long and does respond to otc meds. However, finding the diagnosis is most important. Stay away from clinics or doctors that push narcotics! ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve pain from a sty?

Get it removed: If it is causing pain it must be relatively big. The best way to treat large styles is to drain them, this can be done in the office with adults. ...Read more

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What is the best way to releive lower back pain?

Exercise: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve?Ms symptoms?

What is the best way to relieve?Ms symptoms?

Steroids: Ms causes periodic exacerbations that usually improve with time. Iv steroids will hasten that improvement but does not affect the long term disability. Chronic symptoms are treated symptomatically. In other words pain is treated with drugs like Gabapentin or fatigue with provigil. ...Read more

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Want pain drugs. What is the best way to relieve my joint pain?

Want pain drugs. What is the best way to relieve my joint pain?

Cause?: Joint pain may have many causes. Once the cause of the pain is determined, an appropriate treatment plan can be made. However, drugs especially opiate(pain) analgesics are rarely warranted.Treatment may include bracing, physical therapy, injections, exercise, anti-inflammatory drugs and surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly relieve constipation?

What is the best way to quickly relieve constipation?

Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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