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Question by  interstellarsurfer (35)

What can I do about sciatic nerve damage?


Answer by  Young55 (70)

A lot of the time, the nerve will simply heal by itself over time. Refraining from heavy activity is very important, though light exercise is beneficial; medication and physical therapy may also be of help. However, a few cases may require surgery. If the pain does not dissipate within four to six weeks, consult a physician.


Answer by  Riley (765)

Sciatic nerve damage can cause lumbosacral radiopathy or back strain. It is best to see either a neurologist or an orthopedic doctor. They might send you to a pain clinic (make certain it's a good one) and they can give you epidural steroid injections which work great. Be careful with pain medication, it can become addicting. Surgery might be needed.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

There really isn't a whole lot that can be done for it nerves donot regenerate themselves. Your doctor will be able to help with treatment though.


Answer by  Sharrr (122)

Sciatic nerve pain can be tremendous. If you suspect sciatic nerve pain, first seek medical opinion. Many things can help ease the pain such as hot and cold compresses, acupuncture,massage and pain management medicines, but it is always best to see your doctor or health care professional before treating yourself.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Usually nerve damage is not permanent when it occurs. It may be necessary to consult with a doctor for possible surgery or other treatments such as steroid shots to the affected area in the back.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

The nerve damage is a symptom of another medical condition. You need to find the underlying cause before treatment can be recommended. Sometime no treatment is needed. You can try heat or ice to area, take Advil or Motrin IB, sleep in a fetal position with a pillow between your legs. Try physical therapy. See an orthopedic doctor or neurologist.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

As long as it isn't a symptom of an underlying condition, sciatic nerve damage can normally be healed by rest, controlled exercises and hot/cold compresses.


Answer by  mamahosek (57)

Things that help alleviate nerve pain are; Yoga, biofeedback treatments, acupuncture, acupressure, and regular exercise. You do not want to over use the lower back or legs because sciatic damage can cause weakness start slowly in any regimen you decide.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

Depending on the extent of the damage, maybe nothing. However, talk to your doctor about the new therapies that are designed to help stimulate areas of nerve damage.

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