Other than medicines, physical therapy is advised which helps in improving the acute pain. It includes exercises that help in posture correction, strengthens the back muscles and aids in improving flexibility. In certain cases, doctors at your general hospital might recommend steroid injections that are applied around the nerve root. The steroid injections help in relieving pain and inflammation surrounding the irritated nerves.
Surgical options are also available for unbearable sciatica pain which are reserved for the condition when the compressed nerve results in significant weakness, pain on physical activities, loss of bladder and bowel control, pain that doesn’t relieve with therapies and removal of bone spurs that might be pressing the impinged nerves.