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I’m not sure what to do about my pain down the leg

Patient: What do I do for sciatica? I have pain down my right leg and my back hurts.

 

 

Symptoms: Pain down the leg and back

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Here are the things that can help with sciatic type of pain:Stretching and massage of the hip in the affected sideTaking tablet Paracetamol to reduce the painIcing the area of the hipTaking local steroid injections for painThe last resort would be to get surgery to help you.Hope this helps you.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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