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I have siatica pain in lower back what type of therahy is

Customer Question

i have siatica pain in lower back what type of therahy is good
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: lack of movement i guess no injuries
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Have you had this evaluated by your doctor with x-rays and an MRI of the back?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.

Well first you need to have those done to determine exactly what the problem is--arthritis of the spine, disk bulging, nerve root compression, etc.

If I were your doctor, once that was done, I'd refer you to a physiatrist--a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD specialist--for a customized hands-on therapy program that should help greatly with your symptoms

Please let me know if you need any more information