What can be done for sciatica?

Meds, gentle stretch. Sciatica is a descriptive name for inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Its roots come from the lower lear and sacral spinal nerves, forming a bundle on going through the buttocks to your leg. It's job is to give sensation to the leg. When it gets inflammed, there's few other things more painful or tough to treat. Typically, your doctor will give u a cocktail of meds, sometimes requiring steroids.
Sciatica. Antiinflammatories, heat application, rest, physical therapy and sometimes muscle relaxants to help with associated spasm. Usually time is best healer.
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.

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What can be done for sciatica nerve pain in butt?

See MD. Sciatica, occurs when one of your lumbar spinal nerves is irritated. This can often improve on it's own, but if pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. There are many non-surgical options including medication, therapy, and injections. Read more...
Thanks for asking! Lowback pain and radiation in lower extremity is due to pressure on lower lumber spinal nerve roots. Causes-injury- abuses of low back -lifting heavy or twisting suddenly, posture, spinal problems, or age , etc r causes. Find root cause. Bed-rest, and local heat or cold plus gentle exercises of flexing of spine can give relief with muscle relaxants and analgesics. Read more...
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...

What can be done for sciatica pain? Why is it worse when I sit and better when when I stand? When I sit I have burning in the back and to the knee?

First, 90% get . Better over time no matter what you do but guided exercise such as physical therapy, medication, activity modification & pain management injections like epidural steroids can help. It is worse sitting as that generates 4 times body weight across the discs of the lower back while standing generates only 2 times body weight. Lifestyle changes like not smoking, regular exercise & not smoking help. Read more...
Fix the problem. Try some physical therapy, some anti-inflammatories or maybe some steroid injections. Surgery is the last option. When you stand the nerve is shorter than when you sit so there's more tension on the nerve when you're sitting. See your doctor. Read more...
Sciatica & position. As per studies by nachemson performed on medical students many years ago, it was found that sitting unsupported generates the most pressure inside the disk. Thus, sitting will tend to extrude the disk and increase pressure upon your nerves and worsen sciatica. Understand, 80% of the time, sciatica from disk herniation heals. Treatment with pt, nsaid's, nerve blocks, surgery if pain persists. Read more...
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 more...