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Does the methylprednisolone dosepak take away the pain of a herniated disk?

Does the methylprednisolone dosepak take away the pain of a herniated disk?

Prednisone for pain: Prednisone is a temporary solution to help with an acute flare of your back pain. Some people who have herniated disk do not have pain and others have it chronically. When there is a flare or a worsening of pain, this can help but will not permanently make the pain go away. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Lorber
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Methylprednisolone (Definition)

Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more


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What are the side effects of Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Does it work to take care of inflammation in the low back due to a herniated disk? Please help

What are the side effects of Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? Does it work to take care of inflammation in the low back due to a herniated disk? Please help

Potentially: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is basically a regimen of oral steroids, usually taken for anywhere from a 6-15 day course. Steroids are very potent anti-inflammatories and so can help inflammatory conditions such as a radiculopathy secondary to a herniated disc. The effectiveness, and also the time they last vary tremendously. Steroids can cause multiple, severe side effects but usually more in chronic use. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; can it be used if your ankle swells?

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak; can it be used if your ankle swells?

Not long term: While a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack can reduce inflammation in the short term, it would be important to determine the underlying cause of the ankle swelling for long term relief. ...Read more

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I'm on Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak for MS relapses. 4mg tablets, 6pills days 1, taper down 1 pill each day. How soon can I expect this to start working?

See details: It depends on the severity of the flares. A short course such as a dosepack may not help at all. If it helps you should see benefit in the first 2-3 days. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back pain, numbness and tingling. ...Read more