Can you give me some helpful ideas for sciatic nerve pain?

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.
Yes -here are some. You can modify your activities to minimize symptoms, take medication like ibuprophen or Naproxen if no contraindications, give it time as most get better, guided exercise/physical therapy, consider epidural steroid injections and modify your lifestyle in terms of weight control, avoiding smoking and exercising regularly to minimize the chance of recurrent problems.
Several. Anti-infammatory meds (nsaids) always w/ food to protect your stomach. Better yet get to reason for sciatica - trauma, posture, misalignment of body. Osteopathic physician who does manipulation or chiropractor may help. Physical therapy to strengthen you in better alignment. Anti-infl herbs include turmeric, ginger, rosemary & more. Find anti-infl diet online - try herbal zyflamend.

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What's the best way to give a massage to a person with sciatic nerve pain?

Be gentle. Sciatic nerve pain in a lot of cases in due to the piriformis muscle. http://www.thestretchinghandbook.com/archives/piriformis-syndrome.php i love acupuncture because it will find and release the muscle spasm all at once! Read more...
Recommend. avoid flexing his hip and raising leg up into air. those movements will aggravate sciatica symptoms. Otherwise its hit or miss what might actually be an issue for the patient. Muscles can be tight and hurt if nerve is irritated, not sure that would be a problem but if it hurts patient suggest avoiding those areas with deep pressure. Read more...

How can I help my sciatic nerve pain?

True sciatica? True sciatic nerve pain typically results from compression or irritation from the piriformis muscle in the buttocks. Treatment can include physical therapy, massage, piriformis injections, heat, acupuncture, and in rare instances, surgery to decompress the sciatic nerve. Often times when patients complain of sciatica, the cause is actually a pinched nerve in the spine known as radiculopathy. Read more...
Core strengthening. Exercises that strengthen the core can be helpful in maintaining integrity and reduce stress on the spine. Typically disc herniations will resolve on their own as soon as 3-6 weeks or as late as 6-9 months. Just depends on how you take care of yourself, exercise, anti-inflammatories, tylenol (acetaminophen) and if you need to lose weight that will help immensely. You may still need an epidural steroid injection. Read more...

What can you do for sciatic nerve pain?

I can do alot but .. What can you do is modify your activities to minimize symptoms, take medication like ibuprophen or Naproxen if no contraindications, give it time as most get better, guided exercise/physical therapy, consider epidural steroid injections and modify your lifestyle in terms of weight control, avoiding smoking and exercising regularly to minimize the chance of recurrent problems. Read more...
Spine Pain Options. This 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 you do for sciatic nerve pain?

Conservative Rx 1st. After a thorough neurological evaluation, your doctor might prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, narcotic and/or non-narcotic pain medications, referral for physical therapy, and steroid injections. At some point an MRI scan will be needed if your symptoms persist. Check with your doctor. Read more...
Spine Pain Options. This 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 should I do about sciatic nerve pain?

Get correct DX. You should see your pcp to establish the cause of your problem. Until then try dry/wet heat to the lower back, mackenzie exercises, and nsaids such as aleve, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). Read more...
Sciatica. Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Read more...

Is there anything you can for sciatic nerve pain?

Yes. There are medication for nerve pain like Gabapentin and lyrica, (pregabalin) and there are tens units, exercises, and other things. See your doctor and ask what they recommend. Read more...
Pinched Nerve. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. Read more...