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How do I relieve the pain of severe sciatica caused by a herniated disc?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Spine Pain Options

This chronic 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.

In brief: Spine Pain Options

This chronic 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Some ideas

Herniation is usually the result of either trauma or misalignment of spine (subtle or major).
Try omt from osteopathic physician (aao or cranial academy online). See your doctor for short term pain relief - then go after the cause as this usually recurs over time. Long term: omt, slow yoga, feldenkrais, alexander technique, bowen ; other bodywork or pt along w/ core strengthening-after alignment.

In brief: Some ideas

Herniation is usually the result of either trauma or misalignment of spine (subtle or major).
Try omt from osteopathic physician (aao or cranial academy online). See your doctor for short term pain relief - then go after the cause as this usually recurs over time. Long term: omt, slow yoga, feldenkrais, alexander technique, bowen ; other bodywork or pt along w/ core strengthening-after alignment.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Medication rest

You can try reclining or lying down in a fetal position and take Ibuprofen or Naproxen ( if no Aspirin allergy or GI issues or concomitant use of blood thinners) along with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Otherwise see your physician to see if a Medrol dose pack may be warranted which is a tapering dose of steroid medication which is a potent anti inflammatory. An epidural steroid injection can also be of help.

In brief: Medication rest

You can try reclining or lying down in a fetal position and take Ibuprofen or Naproxen ( if no Aspirin allergy or GI issues or concomitant use of blood thinners) along with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Otherwise see your physician to see if a Medrol dose pack may be warranted which is a tapering dose of steroid medication which is a potent anti inflammatory. An epidural steroid injection can also be of help.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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