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Sciatica (cont.)

Follow-up

Common sense should tell you what to do.

  • Continue the simple home care measures for easing the pain. Use pain medicines, both over the counter and those prescribed for you by your doctor.
  • Avoid reinjuring yourself. Pain will be your guide. If you hurt too much, back off on what you are doing and rest. Go slowly, if necessary, but try to keep active.
  • Using a cane or a crutch for support will be helpful until the pain is under control.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014

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