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If I am diagnosed with sciatica, what will my treatments be?

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Most cases clear up in a few weeks without surgery. If over-the-counter drugs don't make a dent in your pain, your doctor probably will prescribe anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants. You might also need to do physical therapy or get steroid injections to help relieve your discomfort. Other treatments to try include accupressure or chiropractice care. If none of these bring relief, your doctor may talk to you about surgery.

From: How Do I Know If I Have Sciatica? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Sciatica.”

Mayo Clinic: “Sciatica.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Sciatica.”

Mayo Clinic: “Sciatica.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 14, 2019

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