Suggest treatment for severe sciatica pain

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Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: I have severe sciatica......what is best treatment ? Ice and stretching don't seem to help ?
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get MRI done.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome To HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern.
Sciatica pain is due to compression of a nerve. Now we need to know how severe is the compression.
If the compression is very severe causing numbness and loss of motor activity of the leg then a surgical decompression is required.
Otherwise treatment is mainly physiotherapy.
Drugs like Pregabalin and Duloxetine helps in long term.
I hope it helps you.
If you have any further query, please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
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