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Does anyone know of a home treatment for sciatica ?
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Stretching
Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit.
The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options.

In brief: Stretching
Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit.
The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stretching
Sciatica is the irritation of the nerves of the lumbar spine that causes radiating back pain down your leg.
If you have just pain into the buttocks, that is not sciatica. Either way, try ice/heat, otc ibuprofen-type products, and low back stretching exercises to work those areas. Knee to chest, rotational stretching, runners stretching, can all help. If not seek med eval.

In brief: Stretching
Sciatica is the irritation of the nerves of the lumbar spine that causes radiating back pain down your leg.
If you have just pain into the buttocks, that is not sciatica. Either way, try ice/heat, otc ibuprofen-type products, and low back stretching exercises to work those areas. Knee to chest, rotational stretching, runners stretching, can all help. If not seek med eval.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Do it yourself
Keep fit (exercise regularly).
Lose weight. Use proper body mechanics. Take over the counter medications sparingly. Heat and or ice can work well. Stop smoking (good advice in any situation also). If you develop weakness in one or both legs despite doing things correctly or especially you develop loss of urine and/or bowel control, you need medical attention.

In brief: Do it yourself
Keep fit (exercise regularly).
Lose weight. Use proper body mechanics. Take over the counter medications sparingly. Heat and or ice can work well. Stop smoking (good advice in any situation also). If you develop weakness in one or both legs despite doing things correctly or especially you develop loss of urine and/or bowel control, you need medical attention.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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