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How long does it take for prednisone to relieve my lower back pain

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
20 years experience Pain Management
Upto 2 weeks: It usually takes upto 2 weeks to get feel the effects. Most patients feel relief faster but i'd recommend giving it some time.
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
21 years experience Sports Medicine
It's pretty fast: Usually within the 1st day or two if its strong enough. Some pain will not respond to prednisone. If it doesn't, talk to your doc about what the next ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Okay: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. Yes it is okay to use ibupofen as you have indicated instead of the naproxen, just don't use them together. Be a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on who jump-: -ed. Have 2 take a lot in determining the force,velocity,weigh & from what height. A child or adult. May B just a muscle strain still. Steroid mak ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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No: Studies show no to low benefit for lower back pain with oral steroids. You need rest low back school and a pain management referral. Naproxen 500 twic ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Pretty Safe.: In the sense that it may reduce the pain in your back, it is safe. Occasionally, it has an irritating effect on the stomach. so make sure you can take ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Why r u on it?: Prednisone is an antiinflammatory, sometimes given to great sciatica or other causes of low back pain.
A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Taking the edge off: Current regimen is meant at giving you enough relief to get by, but it is not going to cure rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Not long!: Only couple of week is sufficient for some pain relieving pills such as Codeine but you should change your medications under supervision , muscle r ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral: This might be then a viral infection and hence antibiotics will not help. Rest, hydrate and try a sinus rinse kit which you can buy over the counter s ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Few days: Are we sure the kidney stone passed.Is so there can be spasms of the ureter for a few days.Ask for tamulosin(Flomax) that will help .
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