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Will stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sure
Most times Massage/Stretching will help muscle pain due to the back pain.
If it doesn't help enough, recommend seeing your doctor for a workup.

In brief: Sure
Most times Massage/Stretching will help muscle pain due to the back pain.
If it doesn't help enough, recommend seeing your doctor for a workup.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It might help
Best to get evaluated, perhaps a prescription for physical therapy if that's possible.
Also sciatica doesn't just happen - it may be a result of accumulation of small injuries and postural contributors (even from a long-ago sprained ankle that changed your leg, pelvic and lower back alignment) or trauma. Get to a good osteopathic physician for adjustment, or to a physical rehab doctor.

In brief: It might help
Best to get evaluated, perhaps a prescription for physical therapy if that's possible.
Also sciatica doesn't just happen - it may be a result of accumulation of small injuries and postural contributors (even from a long-ago sprained ankle that changed your leg, pelvic and lower back alignment) or trauma. Get to a good osteopathic physician for adjustment, or to a physical rehab doctor.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: It may depending on
The cause of the sciatica and the type of stretching but this is only one part of a comprehensive exercise program for symptom control which would include core muscle strengthening and cardiovascular exercises.

In brief: It may depending on
The cause of the sciatica and the type of stretching but this is only one part of a comprehensive exercise program for symptom control which would include core muscle strengthening and cardiovascular exercises.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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