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How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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No correct answer here.
Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, i would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions.

In brief: See below

No correct answer here.
Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, i would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: Not Known

Nothing can work fast, however if PT can relieve pressure on the spine where the nerve is getting pinched or the SI Joint gets relief than pain relief can occur. If you are not improving after 2-3 weeks with regular therapy sessions, I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if a cortisone injection might be helpful.

In brief: Not Known

Nothing can work fast, however if PT can relieve pressure on the spine where the nerve is getting pinched or the SI Joint gets relief than pain relief can occur. If you are not improving after 2-3 weeks with regular therapy sessions, I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if a cortisone injection might be helpful.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management

In brief: Not Clear Answer

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that physical therapy will relieve sciatica/si joint pain.
However, it can help to strengthen your core and prevent further injury. Nonetheless, often times in about a month (3 times/week) patients start to experience some meaningful relief. Again, no guarantees pt will help the pain. It is an important modality though.

In brief: Not Clear Answer

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that physical therapy will relieve sciatica/si joint pain.
However, it can help to strengthen your core and prevent further injury. Nonetheless, often times in about a month (3 times/week) patients start to experience some meaningful relief. Again, no guarantees pt will help the pain. It is an important modality though.
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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