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Sciatica Treatment Options:
When it comes to sciatica, there's no shortage of treatments. See what's new, what's natural, and what's tried and true for sciatic pain relief. I have discovered that the best sciatica treatment can be natural, doesn't require addictive prescription pain medications, and can alleviate sciatica pain without surgical intervention.
In our office we teach about sciatica treatment, symptoms, causes, therapy, and pain relief. Sciatic nerve irritation causes pain that radiates down the leg from the low back or behind the thigh to below the knee. Sciatica affects many people. “Sciatica” refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. Because sciatica is a symptom of another medical condition, the underlying cause must be discovered.
X-ray is often used first. However, most patients with sciatica can be treated without the need for further diagnostic imaging like MRI scans. The goal of treatment is to decrease pain and increase mobility. While sciatica is most commonly (90%) a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can produce the symptoms of sciatica.
I explore sciatica treatment options to help relieve or alleviate sciatica pain, including non-surgical methods, pain medications and surgery. Although pain associated with your sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with just conservative treatments in a few weeks. Treatments for sciatica depend on the underlying cause and the severity of the pain.
Some people choose medication for sciatica treatment: Oral medications include:• Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen [Advil, Motrin], ketoprofen, or naproxen [Aleve]) • Prescription muscle relaxants to ease muscle spasms • Antidepressants for chronic low back pain • Prescription pain medications for more severe pain. But with so many side affects, caution must be used. Surgery is rarely used do to the risks involved.