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Will I Have Sciatica For The Rest Of My Life Or Is There A Cure
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
Be careful: You should stay active but try not to do anything that expressly worsens your sciatica. Sciatica is mostly the result of a disc herniation or an annular tear in the discs of the spine and by keeping a high level of activity you run the risk of injuring the disc more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Move with sciatica: Sciatica, pain radiating from your low back/buttock to your leg is usually transient. Although recommended in the past, prolonged bed rest is now discouraged. Although sciatic pain refers to pain from a compressed sciatic nerve which would result in pain down into your foot, it frequently doesn't go down that far; the pain is often caused by muscle strain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stay active: Our bodies are meant to move. Staying as active as you can without aggravating your symptoms is important for recovery. Physical therapy helps many people with sciatica, and will help you learn safer ways to use your body to prevent relapse of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have Sciatica.While resting in bed, i made a stretch which aggravated my back.When i got up, my low back was tight when i walked. Is this temporary?
Spine Injury: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking rest for sciatica from 1 week.How can I know that sciatica pain is healing? Wat is the anotomy behind sciatica nerve pain?
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have tightness and sometimes pain on the outer sides of my hips. Pain more on left hip at times. Rest +ice helps. Could I have Sciatica?
I have sciatica nerve pain primarily in my low back and hip.What can i do to minimize the pain.Pain used to go away after resting 30 minutes, not now.
Have painful herniated disc with sciatica/ bursitis.Turned down surgery for now. Should I rest or stretch and be active to heal?
Depends: First, conservative therapy is associated with longer duration pain, and physical disability at one year according to a Swiss/Canadian study recently published. The usual conservative treatment is Physical Therapy, which will typically be 'active' although certainly will have stretching associated with it. ...Read more