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How can I treat my sciatic nerve?

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Exercise

It really depends on the cause of your pain.
Typically what is considered sciatic nerve pain comes from the back and is often a radiculopathy. Sometimes it can originate from a tight muscle known as the piriformis. Exercises the stabilize the spine, combined with oral steroid and occasionally an epidural may help for back associated leg pain. For piriformis, a therapist can assist with stretches.

In brief: Exercise

It really depends on the cause of your pain.
Typically what is considered sciatic nerve pain comes from the back and is often a radiculopathy. Sometimes it can originate from a tight muscle known as the piriformis. Exercises the stabilize the spine, combined with oral steroid and occasionally an epidural may help for back associated leg pain. For piriformis, a therapist can assist with stretches.
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
You can get instructed in a core and back strengthening exercise program, either by your physician or a physical therapist. Your doctor can also prescribe anti-inflammatory meds that can help. I have also had patients report that an inversion table has helped them also for their sciatic pain. Osteopathic manipulation can help too. You should explore all options before surgery.
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