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How can I deal with sciatic nerve pain?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple ways
The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections).
Anti-inflammatory medications, alternating heat/cold therapy, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain.

In brief: Multiple ways
The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections).
Anti-inflammatory medications, alternating heat/cold therapy, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Evaluate Low Back
If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri.
Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain.

In brief: Evaluate Low Back
If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri.
Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
In brief: Many ways
Medications, interventions and procedures, physical therapy.
See a pain doc.

In brief: Many ways
Medications, interventions and procedures, physical therapy.
See a pain doc.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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