I’m experiencing symptoms of Sciatica/Piriformus spasm, how to reduce the pain so i can at least walk?

I’m experiencing symptoms of Sciatica/Piriformus spasm
I’ve been struggling with this for about a year now and failed many times to reduce the pain.
can’t really see a doctor about this since i have zero medical cover and can’t pay for it either.
just want some advice on how to reduce the pain so i can at least walk.

For the record i’m 20 and otherwise perfectly healthy.

Help, even little, would be greatly appreciated.


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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

If you have piriformis syndrome
First step is strengthen you hip abductors, adductors and hip extensors
Stay on anti inflammatory drug (any NSAIDs)
Stay in hot tub for 40 min if pain increase
If all that fail you need a botox injection in piriformis

Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

the treatment can be done even at home by using hot packs (moist) on your lower back and buttocks.
Then do this exercise for piriformis stretching
While lying in bed with flexed knees and one leg crossed over the other by which your ankle is above the opposite knee and your crossed leg in complete external rotation ..then pull the flexed knee towards your chest.. Hold 30 seconds and repeat 5 times on each leg.
Get well soon.

Sanco
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Sanco

I can’t thank you enough! Grazie Mille!

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
exercises and analgesic tablets will help you get off the pain.
Methycobalamin and pregaabalin tablets speed up the recovery.
back strengthening and leg raise exercises help.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
THE SCIATIC NERVE AND PYRIFORMIS IS IN SPASM.
APPLY LEG TRACTION OF 3 KG AT HOME.
HOT WATER FOMENTATION AND MUSCLE RELAXANT TABLETS WILL BE HELPFUL.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
take pain killers and do stretching leg manouvers twice a day.
apply local pain killer gels and do hot fomentation with a water bag.

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