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He has a pinched sciatica nerve in his lower back and it's been a issue for a few years. He doesn't have insurance and every time he goes to the they can't really do much for him. What should he do?

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 89% (22293 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
He has a pinched sciatica nerve in his lower back and it's been a issue for a few years. He doesn't have insurance an...
Chiropractic Mobilization will help. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Hi, I would like to know that L4 l5 herniated disc and sciatica problem. Please suggest me.

Dr. Avinash Jain 92% (131 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist, Indore
Hi, I would like to know that L4 l5 herniated disc and sciatica problem. Please suggest me.
Dear lybrate-user Lower back pain is because of so many reasons Starting from simple postural problem to compression at nerve roots One of d most common one is L4-5 disc disease For seeking a relevant advice you need to answer few questions, Has to undergo proper set of specific tests to rule out certain specific disorders. Every case needs a detailed understanding through certain investigations and evaluations. However rest/ hot fomentation and few days of muscle relaxants usually works well The good news is - its always treatable if timely addressed Good luck.
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I am 63 years and have foot drop due to sciatic nerve compression which is ok now. Now problem with my foot, having numbness and tingling sensation, any treatment for this dear doctor.

Dr. Richa Gupta 91% (137 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
I am 63 years and have foot drop due to sciatic nerve compression which is ok now. Now problem with my foot, having n...
Hello lybrate-user, seeing your symptoms would advise you to contact some nearby homeopathic doctor and take complete treatment as homeopathy has encouraging results in treating such conditions.
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I'm suffering from sciatica in both legs since 15 years, is it curable permanently & which Doctor I should consult.

Dr. Avinash Jain 92% (131 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist, Indore
I'm suffering from sciatica in both legs since 15 years, is it curable permanently & which Doctor I should consult.
Dear lybrate-user Off course sciatica can be absolutely cured Most of my patients are pain free completely But Lower back pain is because of so many reasons Starting from simple postural problem to compression at nerve roots For seeking a relevant advice you need to answer few questions, Like how long are you suffering from? Does you have numbness in you lower leg also? Is it increasing day by day? Etc etc Every case needs a detailed understanding through sets of questions and evaluation through specific tests However rest/ hot fomentation and few days of muscle relaxants usually works well The good news is - its always treatable if timely addressed For privacy and accurate diagonosis and treatment I suggest to go for online appointment chat Take care.
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Sciatica - Symptoms And Homeopathic Treatment!

Dr. Pawan Uniyal 91% (384 ratings)
BHMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Dehradun
Sciatica - Symptoms And Homeopathic Treatment!

The longest nerve in the body is the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve starts from the lower part of the spine, through your hip to the back of the leg. So when it is said sciatica, we refer to pain in this nerve. Since the nerve covers the spine, hip and leg, sciatic pain is felt in the areas through which it passes. The lower leg muscles and sensation in the legs, thighs and feet are controlled by this nerve.

Symptoms usually include:

  1. Pain that radiates from the lower back to the hip and to the leg
  2. Sharp, tingling, dull, constant or burning pain
  3. Loss of bladder or bowel control
  4. Sneezing or coughing increases pain
  5. Moving the leg gets difficult so usual activities like walking, sitting and standing become painful

Homeopathic remedies are easy and gentle on the body. Homeopathy aims to boost the body's immune system so it can fight all its weaknesses. The following remedies may prove to be useful:

  1. Ammonium Muriaticum: It is taken for chronic pain in the heel or for chronic backache or when straightening the knee gets difficult as hamstrings contract. It is also taken for limping.
  2. Bellis Perennis: In periosteum injuries, stiffness and deep aches in the spine Bellis Perennis is used. It is also used for tailbone injuries. It is also helpful for nerve pains during pregnancy.
  3. Calcarea Fluorica: If the vertebra degenerates after trauma to the spine, then Calcarea Fluorica can be useful.
  4. Cicuta: The worst back injuries with serious trauma and muscles spasms are treated with Cicuta.
  5. Hypericum: Hypericum is suggested for tailbone injuries, temporary paralysis, spinal concussions and for sharp pain that tingles and moves upwards.
  6. Rhus tox: If after lifting weights, overexerting muscles and exposure to anything wet, you feel tearing and burning pain, then Rhus tox is beneficial. Cramps that get better after heat application, but get worse after exposed to the cold are also treated with Rhus tox.
  7. Ruta: Stiffness and pain from back injuries, twisting the wrong way and bruises are prescribed with Ruta.
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Sciatica - 4 Exercises To Treat It!

Dr. Natasha Khanna 84% (10 ratings)
BPTh/BPT, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar;Capri institute of manual therapy, Fellowship In Cardiac Rehabilitation, CAPRI, DELHI, Eploris
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sciatica - 4 Exercises To Treat It!

The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body. It goes from the lower back all the way down to the base of the leg. When there is a disorder associated with the sciatic nerve, it is known as Sciatica

Sciatica, however, does not necessarily need a surgery or a very elaborate procedure to fix the problem. Most commonly, it is treated simply by practicing a number of simple exercises. Here are some of the most common exercises prescribed to treat Sciatica:

  1. Reclining Pigeon Pose: There are three main forms of the pigeon pose. These are sitting, reclining and then forwarding. It is recommended that if you have very recently started your treatment for Sciatica, then certainly you should go for the reclining pose. In this pose, you are supposed to hold your left leg in the air at a right angle to your back. Then, hold your ankle against the knee. Finally, repeat this stretch with the right leg as well.
  2. Knee to Opposite Shoulder: In this stretch, the starting position is on your back side. You have to have your legs out and feet upwards. From this position, try to bring your right leg towards your left shoulder. Hold this for 30 seconds and then release and relax. Repeat this activity three times and repeat the whole procedure with your other leg. Only take your leg as far as it goes.
  3. Sitting Spinal Stretch: At the start of this exercise, sit on the ground with your legs going straight outwards and your feet flexed in the upward direction. Pull your left knee and put it on the outside of your right knee. Finally, place your right elbow on the left knee, so that your body turns to the left. Hold for 30 seconds and then relax. Repeat the procedure with the other knee.
  4. Standing Hamstring Stretch: Put your foot on an elevated surface such that it is above the floor, but not above hip level. Flex your toes forward such that your feet and legs are nearly in a straight line. Bend as far towards the foot as possible. However, do not stretch so far that you feel pain. Finally, repeat this procedure on the other side after release.
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Garlic Milk Works Like Magic As A Home Remedy Against Sciatica And Back Pain!

General Physician, Bangalore

A lack of effective and proper treatment for sciatica is even more apparent. Sciatica is a type of lower back pain that usually radiates down the backside of one leg. It’s most often the result of a bone spur on the spine, a herniated disc, or spinal stenosis. All of these back issues can compress the sciatic nerve and cause intense and debilitating pain, inflammation, and numbness in the affected limb. For years, doctors have searched for a treatment for sciatica without any measure of success. In mild cases, the pain usually subsides after a few days or weeks with anti-inflammatory medications and pain medications. Chronic sciatica usually results in a surgery recommendation from your doctor.

If you’re not ready to take the leap of surgery and don’t want to take pain relievers, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, and other medications commonly prescribed to manage sciatica, there are alternative solutions. Garlic milk is one such solution.

Garlic milk to relieve sciatica.

It doesn’t exactly sound like a beverage of choice. However, this sciatica remedy has been around for centuries in ancient ayurveda practices and has quite a positive track record in treating back pain.

Garlic improves circulation and cardiovascular health to get more blood flow where it needs to go. It strengthens the immune system and reduces inflammation responses. It’s been studied in everything from cancer prevention to curing infections. Combine these potent properties with the calcium, protein, and vitamin b12 from milk for a quick and simple remedy that doesn’t have the risks and side effects of other back pain treatments. You’ll need to drink garlic milk once per day. Do remember that garlic is a natural blood thinner. Always consult with your physician if you’re already taking a blood thinner.

The recipe for garlic milk only has three ingredients and three steps:

• 8 ounces of milk

• 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic

• 1/2 tsp of honey

Step one: in a small saucepan, bring milk and crushed garlic to a slow boil over low heat; stir often and remove from heat as soon as the mixture boils.

Step two: add honey.

Step three: drink.
 

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From around 15 days from my left side hip to Thai and cafs have several pain when I walk 100 to 200 mtrs. Is this symptoms of sciatica.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 89% (12316 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
From around 15 days from my left side hip to Thai and cafs have several pain when I walk 100 to 200 mtrs. Is this sym...
Back Pain:This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. It looks like you are anaemic. If you have back pain after you sit for long hours then it is due to your haemoglobin levels as it is important to check that. Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. •Standing hamstring stretch: Place the heel of your injured leg on a stool about 15 inches high. Keep your knee straight. Lean forward, bending at the hips until you feel a mild stretch in the back of your thigh. Make sure you do not roll your shoulders and bend at the waist when doing this or you will stretch your lower back instead of your leg. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •Cat and camel: Get down on your hands and knees. Let your stomach sag, allowing your back to curve downward. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Then arch your back and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets of 10. •Quadruped arm/leg raise: Get down on your hands and knees. Tighten your abdominal muscles to stiffen your spine. While keeping your abdominals tight, raise one arm and the opposite leg away from you. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Lower your arm and leg slowly and alternate sides. Do this 10 times on each side.•Pelvic tilt: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your abdominal muscles and push your lower back into the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds, then relax. Do 3 sets of 10. •Partial curl: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your stomach muscles. Tuck your chin to your chest. With your hands stretched out in front of you, curl your upper body forward until your shoulders clear the floor. Hold this position for 3 seconds. Don't hold your breath. It helps to breathe out as you lift your shoulders up. Relax. Repeat 10 times. Build to 3 sets of 10. To challenge yourself, clasp your hands behind your head and keep your elbows out to the side. •Gluteal stretch: Lying on your back with both knees bent, rest the ankle of one leg over the knee of your other leg. Grasp the thigh of the bottom leg and pull that knee toward your chest. You will feel a stretch along the buttocks and possibly along the outside of your hip on the top leg. Hold this for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •Extension exercise: Lie face down on the floor for 5 minutes. If this hurts too much, lie face down with a pillow under your stomach. This should relieve your leg or back pain. When you can lie on your stomach for 5 minutes without a pillow, then you can continue with the rest of this exercise.
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I have issues with the lower spine. What can be done got ease the pain? Also sciatica issues as well. Very painful. I've taken Ayurvedic medicines for the same.

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 89% (22293 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have issues with the lower spine. What can be done got ease the pain? Also sciatica issues as well. Very painful. I...
Chiropractic Mobilization will help. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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