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What is a good way to alleviate pain due to a bulging herniated disk that is causing sciatica nerve pain?

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Dr. Joshua Rovner
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In brief: Sciatica

If the pain is severe start with a day or so of rest heating pads and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
As the pain starts improving you can gradually increase your activity level and start some gentle exercise and stretching. if the pain lasts more than one or two weeks or is accompanied with muscle weakness, bowel/bladde problems numbness or tingling you should see your doctor sooner

In brief: Sciatica

If the pain is severe start with a day or so of rest heating pads and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
As the pain starts improving you can gradually increase your activity level and start some gentle exercise and stretching. if the pain lasts more than one or two weeks or is accompanied with muscle weakness, bowel/bladde problems numbness or tingling you should see your doctor sooner
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