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What is the best pain relief for syatica?
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Relief pain sciatica
You mean pain of sciatica.
Sciatica is caused by irritation or compression of one or more of the five spinal nerve roots which comprise sciatic nerve.It can be from herniated disc, spinal stenosis or piriform syndrom.Your doctor will be able to explain what these are.The treatment is non steroidal pain meds like motrin, muscle relaxants, bed rest is controversal, and some time physical therapy may help.

In brief: Relief pain sciatica
You mean pain of sciatica.
Sciatica is caused by irritation or compression of one or more of the five spinal nerve roots which comprise sciatic nerve.It can be from herniated disc, spinal stenosis or piriform syndrom.Your doctor will be able to explain what these are.The treatment is non steroidal pain meds like motrin, muscle relaxants, bed rest is controversal, and some time physical therapy may help.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Pinched Nerve
I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you.
There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.

In brief: Pinched Nerve
I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you.
There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Michael Erickson
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: OMT or Analgesics
There can be many reasons for 'sciatica'.
The piriformis muscle passes over the sciatic nerve. A spasm of this muscle can cause pain down the leg up to, or below the knee. This could be from the piriformis muscle itself or a secondary component of iliopsoas spasm. Osteopathic doctors (dos) are trained in omt (osteopathic manipulative treatment) and may provide relief to your symptoms.

In brief: OMT or Analgesics
There can be many reasons for 'sciatica'.
The piriformis muscle passes over the sciatic nerve. A spasm of this muscle can cause pain down the leg up to, or below the knee. This could be from the piriformis muscle itself or a secondary component of iliopsoas spasm. Osteopathic doctors (dos) are trained in omt (osteopathic manipulative treatment) and may provide relief to your symptoms.
Michael Erickson
Michael Erickson
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