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How do you help someone with a trapped sciatica nerve?

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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, etc).
Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated.

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, etc).
Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diagnosis

Find the nerve pinch and rlieeve the pressure.

In brief: Diagnosis

Find the nerve pinch and rlieeve the pressure.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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