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What's the best relief for a pulled muscle causing sciatica ?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: Sciatica not muscle

Sciatica 90% of the time involves inflammation or compression of a nerve from low back/lumbar spine.
The sciatic nerve is in the buttocks and travels down the back of the leg. A muscle strain very rarely causes sciatic nerve problems. Oral or injectable steroids are often the best options to provide more rapid relief. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes

In brief: Sciatica not muscle

Sciatica 90% of the time involves inflammation or compression of a nerve from low back/lumbar spine.
The sciatic nerve is in the buttocks and travels down the back of the leg. A muscle strain very rarely causes sciatic nerve problems. Oral or injectable steroids are often the best options to provide more rapid relief. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes
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