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pinched siatic nerve?

Relieve severe pain in left leg

  • Apply heat or ice to the painful area. Try ice for the first 48 - 72 hours, then use heat after that.

  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

  • While sleeping, try lying in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place a pillow or rolled towel under your knees to relieve pressure.

  • Avoid prolonged sitting or lying with pressure on the buttocks.