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Sciatica: Radiating Pain From the Sciatic Nerve

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Treating a mild case of sciatica with care, avoiding pressure on the sciatic nerve, is usually successful. After a week of pain that is not abating, or that is worsening, see a doctor.

You should also see a doctor if you are experiencing lack of bowel or bladder control, or if pain suddenly becomes severe. If your sciatica is the result of violent trauma such as an accident of some kind, you should see a doctor immediately.

Sources:

Sciatica. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved Oct. 26, 2011.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001706

Sciatica. Mayoclinic.com. Retrieved Oct. 26, 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sciatica/DS00516

Sciatica: Symptoms. Mayoclinic.com. Retrieved Oct. 26, 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sciatica/DS00516/DSECTION=symptoms

Sciatica: Causes. Mayoclinic.com. Retrieved Oct. 26, 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sciatica/DS00516/DSECTION=causes

Sciatica: Risk Factors. Mayoclinic.com. Retrieved Oct. 26, 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sciatica/DS00516/DSECTION=risk-factors

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Reviewed October 27, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN

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