What are good treatments for sciatica?

Intravenous and subcutaneous anti-TNF-α, epidural steroid injections, active conservative treatment, and acupuncture are all good treatments for sciatica.

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We therefore believe that the autotraction method of Gerturd Lind has a place in the treatment of chronic lumbago and sciatica.
Long-term results of autotraction in the treatment of lumbago and sciatica. An attempt to correlate clinical results with objective parameters.

Gillström et al.

Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery. Archiv fur orthopadische und Unfall-Chirurgie

Mar 4, 1986

Based on scientific evidence supporting effectiveness, physicians may prescribe analgesics, NSAID and epidural infiltrations, which probably relieve the pain and improve the quality of life without really modifying the mid-term prognosis.
[Disc herniation-induced sciatica: medical or surgical treatment?].

Legrand et al.

La Revue du praticien

Aug 29, 2008

Active conservative treatment was effective for patients who had symptoms and clinical findings that would normally qualify them for surgery.
Intravenous and subcutaneous anti-TNF-α were identified as the optimal treatments for both acute + chronic sciatica patients and acute sciatica patients. In addition, the epidural steroid was also recommended as a good intervention due to its superiority in reducing ODI.
Recommendation: acupuncture can be used to treat, as least painful symptoms of, sciatica.
Acupuncture And Sciatica

Mojtabavi et al.

kufa Journal for Nursing sciences

Feb 26, 2014

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