Sciatica pain
Severe pain due to Sciatica nerve from lower back, right buttock & above ankle where have a small but very painful swelling. Done MRI where L3 & L4 extrusion with the bone pinching the nerve. Tried physio, heat based muscle relaxation massage (10sitting) but all temporary relief. can you advice? will it last lifelong?
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Hello.. Usually in 90% of the cases will be treated with complete bed rest...please consult a neurosurgeon with all your may require surgery...yes usually such things will lead to chronic pain if not treated
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