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I have low back pain (sciatica ) how to manage the pain without

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I have low back pain (sciatica ) how to manage the pain without medicine ?
Hi,

Thank you for your question,

Main stay of treatment in sciatica without medicine is physiotherapy.

This helps to strengthen the muscles and support the spine.

When there is no relief with physiotherapy and exercise and symptoms are worsening

then you should consider medicine to relieve pain. Pain intensity depends upon the

extent of pinching of nerves by the deformed vertebrae and discs. If there are symptoms

of bowel and urinary problems like inconsistency and retention then this is considered

as a neuro surgical emergency.

I hope this answers your question.

Edited by Dr.S.A Alam on 6/1/2010 at 4:05 PM EST
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