What Are Medical Treatments For Sciatica?

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In some rare cases, sciatica cannot be cured or relieved with self-treatment or therapy. In this way,  you will need some medical treatments, such as surgery, to relieve your pain. To be noticed, if your pain has lasted for more than 4 weeks and caused your incapability to move and perform daily actions, you will need surgery and other professional treatments as soon as possible. Some methods of medical treatments include:
  • Microdiscectomy for Sciatica: In this surgery, only the portion of the herniated disc that is pinching the nerve is removed—the rest of the disc is left intact.
  • Lumbar Laminectomy for Sciatica: In this surgery, the small portion of the bone and/or disc material that is pinching the nerve root is removed.
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Lower back pain, weakness in rt leg, extremely weakness in rt thigh, no balance without the aid of a walking Cain cannot stand but for a few seconds without having  to sit down immediately. I'm in complete agony. Any thoughts about my dilemma.
I would suggest seeing an orthopedic surgeon and doing a lumbar MRI scan. It seems that you have a lumbar spinal canal stenosis. This disease is characterized by leg pain and weakness, especially after walking. MRI scan is the king!
Many possible causes, including charley horse, sciatica and spinal stenosis. It also can be a side effect of certain medications. Extended bed rest or having to wear a cast or other immobilizer for long periods also can lead to thigh weakness. The problem often is accompanied by other symptoms.

A charley horse is a muscle spasm or leg cramp that can cause severe pain, though the pain usually subsides with the end of the cramp. A charley horse can be caused by dehydration, a lack of nutrients such as potassium in the body, or by irritated nerves. Many people experience charley horses while they are sleeping or while participating in a physical activity such as swimming or running. Weakness usually occurs right after a person has a charley horse. The temporary weakness may be accompanied by a bit of lingering pain and the area might be tender to the touch.

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed or pinched. Sciatica symptoms frequently happen when a person has a herniated disk. The herniated disk will irritate the nerves, creating pain, weakness and numbness from the lower back down into a person's feet. This problem is more common as people age, often occurring in middle age after a back injury.

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which arthritis in the back narrows a person's spinal canal or a vertebra slips out of place. This causes a constant pain in the back and sometimes in the thighs. A person sometimes experiences numbness in his feet, and weakness in the thighs can occur.

A person who has been placed on bed rest because of an illness or injury may experience this weakness when trying to become mobile. This usually occurs because the legs are not being used as often as normal and the muscles deteriorate. Regular exercise is needed for people on extended bed rest. This reduces the chances that the muscles in the legs and thighs will atrophy and may also reduce other symptoms that might occur with the weakness.

Certain steroids can cause thigh weakness if used for long periods of time. Other symptoms that may occur with the long-term use of steroids include increased appetite, shrinking of the adrenal glands, acne, osteoporosis and fragile skin. The severity of the side effects leads many medical professionals to recommend that steroids not be taken for long periods of time.
I've had the sciatica pain off and on for years. And it became all worse last year. At first, my doctor suggested that I have an operation and he promised that it would improve my condition by 70%. So I just followed his advice and had the operation last January. 6 months later, I didn’t see any progress, only to find that my back was 100 times worse than before. That didn’t tell the whole story, I still had tingling on my left leg which had been troubling me before surgery, And I can feel this acute pain on my lower back all the time which had only occurred once a month before the surgery. Hopeless, I went to the chiropractor for help and also tried several times of physical therapy. TBH, I didn’t even expect it to work but it worked! The chiropractor’s massage worked best, plus the relief was faster than physical therapy. Most importantly, it didn’t do further harm to my back and leg.
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