A 33-year-old male asked:
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i'm experiencing excruciating chronic sciatic nerve pain due to a pinched sciatic nerve caused by a herniated disc. are there any non narcotic prescription meds that would be effective with this pain?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Rx for disc symptoms: These medicines sometimes help: amitriptyline gabapentin tramadol People also find PT is helpful for this sometimes. Especially spinal traction, when it is safe to do so.
Answered on Jan 22, 2017
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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Natural pain methods: Some things that help for irritated nerve pain naturally are: Magnesium malate or glycinate 1000 mg- This is a natural muscle relaxer. Work your way up to 1000 mg. If loose stool, reduce dosing. Omega fish oil- I like combinations of omega 3 and omega 7 for their anti-inflammatory effects. Up to 5000 mg. Vitamin D- If levels are low, can help with back pain. Good Luck
Answered on Oct 11, 2016
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Dr. Ashish Shanbhag
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Additonal options: Additional treatment options may consist of Alpha Lipoic Acid for the neuralgic pain and Borage Oil for the inflammatory component.
Answered on Oct 11, 2016

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