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What are some therapy that is available for sciatic nerve pain?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Conservative care

Unless the disc is so large on MRI scan that nothing short of surgery will help, patients should be started on non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds, muscle relaxants, pain medications, steroids if necessary.
Try pt for some time. If symptoms persist, then i agree that epidural injections and surgery should be considered.

In brief: Conservative care

Unless the disc is so large on MRI scan that nothing short of surgery will help, patients should be started on non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds, muscle relaxants, pain medications, steroids if necessary.
Try pt for some time. If symptoms persist, then i agree that epidural injections and surgery should be considered.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Options

If the pain is significant then i usually recommend an epidural cortisone injection.
If that does not improve the pain and there is clear pressure on the nerve (MRI) then surgery is usually indicated.

In brief: Options

If the pain is significant then i usually recommend an epidural cortisone injection.
If that does not improve the pain and there is clear pressure on the nerve (MRI) then surgery is usually indicated.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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