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What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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My question is my hip is killing and do you think it's from sciatica nerve is there anything i can do I been taking ibuprofen no help and it's numb?

My question is my hip is killing and do you think it's from sciatica nerve  is there anything i can do I been taking ibuprofen no help and it's numb?

Hip pain: Diabetic patient do have knee and hip arthritis that can cause localized pain in hip and knee joint. Sciatica, piriformis syndrome and diabetic radiculopathy not only cause hip pain but also cause post thig, calf and lower back pain. ...Read more

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Hi. I seem to have pulled a muscle in my left buttock. It could be sciatica too. I have taken Ibuprofen (800mg) but it is not relieving it. I need to keep moving today. I have Prednisone on hand. I know it's not advisable to take both together due to sto

Hi. I seem to have pulled a muscle in my left buttock. It could be sciatica too. I have taken Ibuprofen (800mg) but it is not relieving it.  I need to keep moving today. I have Prednisone on hand. I know it's not advisable to take both together due to sto

Shifted Sacroiliac: "Sciatica" is a broad term. Many times a pain in the buttock is referred pain from the sacroiliac joint that has shifted out of its normal anatomic position. This is actually very common, and often flared by going up stairs. Usually a result of trauma or lifting things that are too heavy. Ibuprofen is a good Rx. I would avoid using the steroids without first seeing your medical pro ...Read more

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400 mg of ibuprofen daily is enough to handle the chronic low back pain from my scoliosis. Is this amount daily dangerous for the long term?

400 mg of ibuprofen daily is enough to handle the chronic low back pain from my scoliosis.  Is this amount daily dangerous for the long term?

Yes it can: With GERD, repeated use of ibuprofen can cause erosions and lead to ulcers in your esophagus or stomach. At least you should use a GI protectant if you need this drug, and regular evals for anemia, kidney and liver function. Remember most GI bleeds are painless. ...Read more

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I have low back pain its hard to move my legs could it be my nerves or bone my doc said I have L4 inflammatory he gave me ibuprofen i still feel pain?

I have low back pain its hard to move my legs could it be my nerves or bone my doc said I have L4 inflammatory he gave me ibuprofen i still feel pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have -sciatita..Been in very bad pain for over two, month.Doc give ibuprofen, vacoden, steroid treament, and shot..Still in bad pain can walk or stand..?

I have -sciatita..Been in very bad pain for over two, month.Doc give ibuprofen, vacoden, steroid treament, and shot..Still in bad pain can walk or stand..?

Make sure: Talk to your doctor about other possibilities other than routine back pain. At your age, there are worse scenarios. Then, get off the couch! exercise, specifically core- strengthening, and low impact activity are shown to improve pain. Stop any tobacco use. Yoga may be the best therapy studied to treat back pain. Above all, beware using ibuprophen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3 Advil 200mg every 3 hours for sciatica pain that hurts really bad.

Is it safe to take 3 Advil  200mg every 3 hours for sciatica pain that hurts really bad.

Too much: If there is so much pain, you should be seen. The medication will cause gastritis and renal toxicity. Determining cause of pain and other management is recommended. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more