Treatment is aimed at helping you manage your pain without long-term use of medications.
- First, you'll probably need at least a few days of bed rest while the inflammation goes away.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, aspirin or muscle relaxants may also help.
- physical therapy with stretching exercises will help resume your physical activities without sciatica pain.
- The surgery (laminotomy) may be done under local, spinal or general anesthesia. You have a 90 percent chance of successful surgery if most of your pain is in your leg.