First aid for sciatica?

Sciatica. Meds, exercise, physical therapy including mckenzie centralization techniques, traction, inversion table. Many things are used.
Rest heat NSAIDs. Heat, rest (take pressure off back) and anti inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. Stretch back muscles gently while supine doing pelvic tilts.
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.

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First aid when sciatica attacks?

Rest NSAIDS . If no medical help available, a short period of rest & activity restriction will help generally in a fetal position with the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) &/or non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication if no contraindications to its use. Local treatment with heat &/or ice may help as will time to heal for most. After a period of rest, guided exercise will help as well. Read more...
rest and medication. If symptoms of sciatica begin, you should stop whatever activity caused the pain. In some patients, bending forward, sitting, and standing may worsen pain. You can also take an over the counter anti-inflammatory if you have no medical contraindications. If your pain persists, you seek evaluation by a pain management physician. Read more...
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. Read more...