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What is the treatment for sciatica?

I have sciatica and have had 4 procedures, I am still in pain and also now am having extreme hair loss everyday. I have been doctoring since last November when pain had gotten worse. I had nerve cauterization and 3 steroid injections. I am 65 and need to work. I wonder if laser pain decompression can help? Chiropractic and orthopedic has not solved my stenosis, compression and l-5 nerve problems ...also told I have a slipped disc but it is slipped backwards from most of the same. I am on medicare and United Healthcare Advantage. I have little money left and do not know the next step.
Tue, 9 Jun 2015
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Neurologist 's  Response
Dear Patient,
Your hair loss could indicate a thyroid deficiency, which can worsen pains. Ask your doctor to do blood thyroid tests. Laser pain decompression may help but it is not FDA approved. For your pains, also consider treatments such as Lyrica and Savella. Thank you.
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