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Joseph Isibor, APRN

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"Joseph was fantastic, attentive caring and knowledgeable. By far the best provider I have ever seen."

Traci Lambert, NP

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"Traci was excellent. She listened"

Jodi Rook, PA-C

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"Judy Rook is very professional and accommodating. I would recommend her to my family members for urgent care needs. Judy is very informative as well."

Kathleen McCoy, NP

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Tolulope Ajani, NP

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"He was understanding and immediately helpful. He responded to a few messages even after the appointment was over. Great dude! Recommended!"

Mercy Kendry, NP

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"Mercy was excellent - knowledgeable, fast and efficient. She knew exactly my diagnosis and gave me tips for my symptoms as well as prescription. Very friendly"

Dr. Priyankar Sharma, MD

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Jacinta Wangui, DNP-FNP

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"Jacinta is great. Friendly, polite, and I felt like I could tell her anything I needed to. What a great service, thank you"

Megan Mwangi, FNP-C

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Hugo De Oliveira, NP

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Dawn Drewes, APRN

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"Dawn Drewes was absolutely amazing. This was my first telehealth visit ever and I felt I got the same level of care I would get in person. Good health providers can be difficult to find and Dawn Drewes is one of the good ones. Her personality really puts you at ease and she communicates beautifully. Everything we discussed was clear and concise but she is open to any questions you have if need be. I will be a loyal patient going forward."

Patrick Curry, NP

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"Patrick was warm professional and very prompt. Would most definitely recommend him."

Kathryn Ruliffson, PA-C

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Tod Work, NP

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"He was knowledgeable and didn't rush me and took the time to ask questions. It was a great experience and I would use him again."

Klar Pasilaban, FNP-C

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Dr. Kerolos Tawfeek, MD

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"The doctor listened to my concerns and asked pertinent questions. He gave me a prescription but also recommended other methods to get me feeling better as soon as possible. I will definitely use this service and go through this provider again."

Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

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"Elizabeth was so great! I’m very impressed with the entire process. Thank you!"

Trisha Duru, FNP

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"Trisha was empathetic and concise. Answered all my questions thoroughly and was extremely knowledgeable regarding my specific inquiry. Thank you!"

Vanquiece Lindsey Smith, FNP-BC

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Dr. Fayez Mekhael, MD

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"He was quick , knowable, caring and listened. He was able diagnose quickly and got me exactly what I needed"

About Sciatica

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Sciatica refers to pain felt along the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body, running from the lower back (lumbar spine) through the buttock and ending just below the knee. From here, the nerve branches off into other nerves that continue into the lower leg and foot. You have a sciatic nerve in each leg; usually, only one of these is affected. This is why the symptoms of sciatica are usually felt on only one side of the body.

Sciatica pain is commonly described as sharp or jolting and usually radiates from the lower back or buttock down the leg to the calf or thigh. The pain may vary from mild to severe and can result in muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling in the lower body.

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched, often as a result of a herniated disk, muscle spasm, or bone spur in the back. Common risk factors for sciatica include:

- Age: As tissue and vertebral disks wear down with age, the risk of a herniated disk or pinched nerve increases.

- Obesity: Excess body weight places extra pressure on the spine, which can lead to a strain, herniated disk, or a pinched nerve.

- Occupation: Active, physical jobs that require a lot of twisting or heavy lifting can put you at risk for low back problems, such as sciatica.

- Sitting: On the other hand, jobs requiring prolonged sitting periods, or people with an inactive lifestyle are at increased risk of sciatica.

- Diabetes: Diabetes increases your risk of nerve damage, which can lead to the development of sciatica.

Sciatica may develop over time or appear suddenly. Nearly 40% of American adults experience symptoms of sciatica at some point in their lives. In general, low back pain is one of the three most common reasons for doctor visits in the US. Most people will recover and rehab from sciatica after a few weeks of treatment. For some, symptoms may occur for over a year. If you are experiencing sharp and shooting pain in your lower back, talk to your doctor right away.

Common Medication
Treatment Options

Below is a list of medications commonly used for the treatment of sciatica, which a doctor or provider can prescribe to you for just $5 through SesameRx.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your provider. Opioids and controlled substances are not available through Sesame’s prescription service.

Metronidazole
(generic )

Most mild to moderate cases of sciatica can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers and self-care strategies. For severe and persistent pain, more concentrated treatment may be needed. Below is a list of treatment options for sciatica. During your appointment, talk to your provider about what treatment plan is best for you.

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