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What do you think I should do about sciatic nerve pain?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sciatica

Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist.

In brief: Sciatica

Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Depends if it is

From your back or from a piriformis spasm. If from piriformis spasm, stretch.
If from your back, consider physical therapy first. If that does not work, epidural, translaminar or transforaminal injections can help. Make sure you go to someone who can diagnose it correctly, as si joint pain can also present that way.

In brief: Depends if it is

From your back or from a piriformis spasm. If from piriformis spasm, stretch.
If from your back, consider physical therapy first. If that does not work, epidural, translaminar or transforaminal injections can help. Make sure you go to someone who can diagnose it correctly, as si joint pain can also present that way.
Dr. Robert Kent
Dr. Robert Kent
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