Treatment is aimed at helping you manage your pain without long-term use of medications.

  1. First, you'll probably need at least a few days of bed rest while the inflammation goes away.
  2. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, aspirin or muscle relaxants may also help.
  3. physical therapy with stretching exercises will help resume your physical activities without sciatica pain.
  4. 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.