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When should I call the doctor about sciatica?

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Your sciatica may go away on its own, but if your pain is severe or doesn’t go away, you may want to see your doctor. Sciatica can be treated with physical therapy, medication, and surgery.

Get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Weakness in your lower extremities
  • Numbness in your leg
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Severe pain in your lower back or leg

From: What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica? WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic.

Mayo Clinic: “Sciatica.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 14, 2019

SOURCE: 

Cleveland Clinic.

Mayo Clinic: “Sciatica.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 14, 2019

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