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Are there any home remedies for sciatic nerve pain?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Heat cold exercise
A hot or cold pack to the area may feel good and lessen the pain (be careful not to use extreme temperatures; do not burn yourself).
Alternate the temperature or use the most soothing. Try to do light exercise (like walking or walking in a pool (if you have access). Be as normal as possible, but avoiding uncomfortable positions (usually sitting is one of these).

In brief: Heat cold exercise
A hot or cold pack to the area may feel good and lessen the pain (be careful not to use extreme temperatures; do not burn yourself).
Alternate the temperature or use the most soothing. Try to do light exercise (like walking or walking in a pool (if you have access). Be as normal as possible, but avoiding uncomfortable positions (usually sitting is one of these).
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stretching
Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit.
The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options.

In brief: Stretching
Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit.
The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Several including
Correct postures & mechanics related to lifting.
Exercise on a regular basis, good sleeping habits & weight control are a few. Job satisfaction is important. If a smoker, stop as this increases rate of spine degeneration. Local heat applications, stretching exercises under a hot shower, otc medication as needed. Avoid prolonged positioning. 90% get better nonoperatively with time.

In brief: Several including
Correct postures & mechanics related to lifting.
Exercise on a regular basis, good sleeping habits & weight control are a few. Job satisfaction is important. If a smoker, stop as this increases rate of spine degeneration. Local heat applications, stretching exercises under a hot shower, otc medication as needed. Avoid prolonged positioning. 90% get better nonoperatively with time.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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