What Type Of Doctor Can Treat Sciatica?

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Alternative Names

Neuropathy - sciatic nerve; Sciatic nerve dysfunction


Treatment

Because sciatica is a symptom of another medical condition, the underlying cause should be identified and treated.

In some cases, no treatment is required and recovery occurs on its own.

Conservative treatment is best in many cases. Your doctor may recommend the following steps to calm your symptoms and reduce inflammation.

  • Apply heat or ice to the painful area. Try ice for the first 48 - 72 hours, then use heat after...
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