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I have sciatica and today I experienced great pain when leaned forward and twisted, dr said:a vertebrae sits beside spinal and doesn't "move, what to do?
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Dr. E Holland
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: See a DC or DO
See an osteopathic physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulation, or a good chiropractor. Manipulation can really help relieve the pain and can help keep you from having more episodes.
Appropriate stretches and yoga can also be of benefit, as well as icing the area. Massage/acupressure could be of benefit but would be best in conjunction with manipulation. Mri may be advisable.

In brief: See a DC or DO
See an osteopathic physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulation, or a good chiropractor. Manipulation can really help relieve the pain and can help keep you from having more episodes.
Appropriate stretches and yoga can also be of benefit, as well as icing the area. Massage/acupressure could be of benefit but would be best in conjunction with manipulation. Mri may be advisable.
Dr. E Holland
Dr. E Holland
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: See Pain Doctor
Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions.
To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures.

In brief: See Pain Doctor
Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions.
To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
In brief: Xrays/Lumbar MRI
Sciatica that lasts longer than 6 weeks or is associated with progressive symptoms needs workup.
Lumbar xrays will assess for abnormal movement in your bones. Lumbar MRI will assess for disc bulges impacting the nerve and assess the spinal canal diameter. If your symptoms don't respond to activity limitations, physical therapy or lumbar steroid injections, then surgical options needed.

In brief: Xrays/Lumbar MRI
Sciatica that lasts longer than 6 weeks or is associated with progressive symptoms needs workup.
Lumbar xrays will assess for abnormal movement in your bones. Lumbar MRI will assess for disc bulges impacting the nerve and assess the spinal canal diameter. If your symptoms don't respond to activity limitations, physical therapy or lumbar steroid injections, then surgical options needed.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Dr. Kevin Teal
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