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Treating Sciatica

How is Sciatica treated?

Treating sciatica is similar to treating other back problems. There are five different main types of treatments for sciatica and other back pain issues:

Typically, sciatica will treat itself over time. However, alternative treatments such as yoga, stretching, acupuncture, and biofeedback are recommended in small doses. These can each play a different and significant role is your recovery.

Often times, over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Advil or Tylenol are recommended. These will help reduce the pain significantly. Also, reduction in activity for a short time is recommended, but bed rest is not. It’s almost like working through the pain. You don’t want to be too aggressive and aggravate it, but you don’t want the pain to sit dormant inside your body, not being able to recover itself.

Physical therapy is another treatment that helps recover the back. Physical therapy includes lifting light weight repetitively to access and retain some muscle memory, resistance training (again, with light weight), and stretching properly. It also includes things you should avoid, such as lifting heavy objects, bending over, and any other strenuous activities.

If the pain is severe or unbearable, anti-inflammatory injections in the lower back and massages may be recommended. In some cases, surgery may be required to help any underlying causes for sciatica, such as other back or nerve disorders. If you are experiencing this much pain, it’s imperative that you contact us immediate so we can begin the diagnosis and help you understand exactly what is happening with your body. With knowledge and understanding comes a healthier, happier you.

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