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OTC medicine for sciatica?

OTC medicine for sciatica?

NSAIDs and Tylenol (acetaminophen): Because acetaminophen and NSAID's work differently to address the pain, they may be taken at the same time. However, maximum doses must be respected and always tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, OTC is included. ...Read more

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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in 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


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Any over-the-counter medicines for sciatica?

Any over-the-counter medicines for sciatica?

Tylenol (acetaminophen)?: This type of condition can be severe and debilitating. Once a diagnosis of sciatica has been made, effective management of sciatica involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management (e.g. acupuncture, CBT), and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an international pain specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What are the best medicines for sciatica pain. Its been about 8 weeks ongoing?

What are the best medicines for sciatica pain. Its been about 8 weeks ongoing?

Medical supervision: Medical treatment is the first line of treatment for sciatica. The three types of medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, and narcotic analgesics. These medications should be taken under medical supervision. After 8 weeks of pain, you may need more intensive treatment, such as injections or surgery. ...Read more

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What's best medicine for sciatica? Except nsaids in peptic ulcer patients?

What's best medicine for sciatica? Except nsaids in peptic ulcer patients?

Depends: Topical nsaids and anesthetics might be helpful in your case. A compounding pharmacy could make combination of these specifically for you according to your doctor's prescription orders. Also, depending on the severity and extent, other treatment options available are physiotherapy and surgery. See your neurologist for a treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which homoeopathy medicine is good sciatica pain?

Which homoeopathy medicine is good sciatica pain?

Placebos are good: You can take anything you want and put it in your body, but what evidence do you have that any homeopathic medicines are actually going to help? A prescription medicine has known medical benefits (as well as known risks), but which homeopathic medicines have known benefits? Take what works. ...Read more

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I am having sciatica pain....Some years back I was operated for slip disc. Now, frequently I suffer from sciatica pain. Recommend some medicines plz.

I am having sciatica pain....Some years back I was operated for slip disc. Now, frequently I suffer from sciatica pain. Recommend some medicines plz.

Spine Pain Options: 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 and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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My grandfather is 84 years old he is diagnosed with sciatica. He is prescribed prednisolone 4mg what is consequences on long term use with this drug.

My grandfather is 84 years old he is diagnosed with sciatica. He is prescribed prednisolone 4mg what is consequences on long term use with this drug.

Lots: However conventional wisdom is that if you haven't gotten enough relief with one Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, unlikely its better to give more. In fact new research is showing that your risk of fracture increases almost 400% after one oral dosepack of steroids. You are better off getting an epidural steroid injection instead. Risk still exists but way less compared to oral steroids. ...Read more

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I have sciatica in my right hip/thigh. And I am currently 16 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Is there any medicine I can take to aleviate the pain?

I have sciatica in my right hip/thigh. And I am currently 16 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Is there any medicine I can take to aleviate the pain?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): When pregnant, there are so many things going on. Your hormones are very different causing your ligaments to stretch quite a bit especially in the pelvis resulting in pain. Also the baby's position can place stress on your spine resulting in bulging discs or even herniated disks causing the sciatica pain. Recommend seeing a pregnancy specialized therapist that can guide you through this issue. ...Read more

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I got sciatica, my left knee & toe is hurt. Let me know the process of treatment and therapeutic exercises to improve. Which drugs can I use? Thanks!

I got sciatica, my left knee & toe is hurt. Let me know the process of treatment and therapeutic exercises to improve. Which drugs can I use? Thanks!

Sciatica: The primary task is to differentiate piriformis syndrome from discogenic sciatica. In my experience, few doctors examine the piriformis muscle/sciatica apparatus and miss the diagnosis. Similar exercises but not the same.
Look that up, then proceed. Abs Abs Abs are the key to any rehab program. I like using the exercise ball. Resistaball has some good strategies. ...Read more

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I had bad constipation last week due to lota of sciatica pain relief drugs. Now I have heavy vaginal bleeding and my period isn't due. Should I worry?

Depends: If heavy menses is not normal for you nor is irregular or painful cycles, I would recommend talking to your doctor. Need to get your thyroid checked, a pelvic ultrasound (large uterus may be the cause of your backpain) or perhaps a biopsy if you are obese or has a thickened lining. ...Read more

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Will any medicine help reduce low back pain?

Will any medicine help reduce low back pain?

Many: Mist back pain gets better on its own. Start simple. Nsaids muscle relaxers and pt. ...Read more

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I was prescribed topomax 15mg. For a hereditary nervous disorder but have now have a strong low back pain. Have stopped capsules. Is drug cause of pai?

Generally No: But if you are concerned, stop the medicine and see if your back pain improves. If you are on a high dose of topamax, (topiramate) speak with your doctor about reducing the medicine because if you stop cold turkey you could have a seizure. ...Read more

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What drug or drugs are used in a spinal epidural to control my severe low back pain till I can build enough time off at work to have surgery?

What drug or drugs are used in a spinal epidural to control my severe low back pain till I can build enough time off at work to have surgery?

Lidocaine/steroid: An epidural injection usually includes a cortisone and a local anesthetic combines. However, I would take some time, and use of modalities other than surgery, using that option as a last resort. It may get better with time, physical therapy, analgesics, nsaids, muscle relaxants, acupuncture. If the back problem is affecting the nerves to extent muscle weakness occurring, surgical approach likely. ...Read more

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I'm on pain management for low back pain I take lortab 10 up to 3 times a day I don't take them much will I still pass my drug test

I'm on pain management for low back pain I take lortab 10 up to 3 times a day I don't take them much will I still pass my drug test

Talk to your doctor: Something is fishy. Talk to your doctor. What's happening with the remainder. If the doctor does not find out soon, someone will. For your own benefit, be honest with your doctor. It will do you both good. ...Read more

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I have low back pain and diarrhea for 3 days I am afraid up lake anti diarrhea medicine in case its a GI virus, lbp and diarrhea connected?

I have low back pain and diarrhea for 3 days I am afraid up lake anti diarrhea medicine in case its a GI virus, lbp and diarrhea connected?

Colitis=back pain: You could very well HAV 1 of many causes of diarrhia from infective to tumor to diverticulitis. Often they present with back pain. I rec u c a gastroenterologist to get a diagnosis before treating your self. ...Read more

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Prescribed Prednisone for low back pain/muscle spasms 6 day dose 60mg 2 days 40mg 2 days 20mg 2 days. Is this drug safe to take? Nervous to take it!

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 it. ...Read more

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17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

Nerve root: Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice ...Read more

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How does sciatica feel?

How does sciatica feel?

Burn/electric pain: Sciatica refers to pain in the leg. It is usually limited to a specific area of the leg. Most often the pain starts in the buttocks and radiates down the back or side of the leg into the foot. The area of radiation is determined by the nerve root affected. The pain is a constant burning or electrical sensation, not worse with activities and not usually associated with back pain. ...Read more

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Can sciatica be cured?

Can sciatica be cured?

Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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Help me I have sciatica?

Help me I have sciatica?

Spine Pain Options: 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 and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Any way to heal sciatica?

Any way to heal sciatica?

Depends on cause: There are many causes for sciatica. Some causes respond well to osteopathic manipulation while others require surgical correction. The first step is to figure out the cause. Then you and your doc can plan out what to do. ...Read more

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What should I do for sciatica?

What should I do for sciatica?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sciatica?

What are symptoms of sciatica?

Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a 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 and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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How does sciatica actually feel?

How does sciatica actually feel?

Pain in Back/Leg: Pain in the leg typically from the buttock through to the foot in the back of the leg. Sensation can vary from throbbing to sharp stabbing, electric like feeling or even numbness and tingling sensations can occur. ...Read more

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Are their medications for sciatica?

Are their medications for sciatica?

Possibly: There only pain medications and oral steroids that mask the pain or reduce the inflammation caused. Sciatica is a symptom associated by a pinched nerve in your spine. If it does not resolve in a few weeks, you might consider seeing a spine specialist to evaluate your spine further and determine other treatment options. ...Read more

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Is butt pain a symptom of sciatica?

Yes: It could be. An md can help correctly diagnosing your pain. ...Read more

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I have sciatica for about 5 months.?

I have sciatica for about 5 months.?

See Pain Specialist: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What are tips for relieving sciatica?

What are tips for relieving sciatica?

Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sciatica like?

What are the symptoms of sciatica like?

Leg pain: Sciatica means leg or thigh pain. It does not mean more then that. However, most of the time when people say sciatica they mean radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve in the back. The symptoms are leg pain with numbness or tingling. ...Read more

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What are recommended exercises for relieving sciatica?

What are recommended exercises for relieving sciatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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How to treat sciatica?

Take it easy: For someone your age, most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections and on rare occasions, surgery. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain which I get sledom?

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Sciatica pain which I get sledom?

Sciatica: Sciatica is a neuropathic pain due to nerve compression. The symptoms can vary. I recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as sciatica surgery?

Is there such thing as sciatica surgery?

Yes: Sciatica is typically caused by a lumbar disk herniation. When the disk herniates, it compresses the nerve causing symptoms. Surgery removes the compression by removing the herniated disk. As long as the spine is stable, the back doesn't need fusion. Additional compression can be addressed with a laminectomy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sciatica from doing mma?

What to do if I have sciatica from doing mma?

Stretch and Exercise: At your age, I would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, I would consider evaluation by a spine/pain specialist for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to relieve sciatica pain?

What is the quickest way to relieve sciatica pain?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare causes (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve the pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated and may give the quickest relief. ...Read more

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Could someone please describe the "bowling analogy" sciatica?

Could someone please describe the "bowling analogy" sciatica?

Cricket: I'm not sure what you need, but the game is cricket - not ten pins. Here's info: http://lowerbackpainni. Blogspot. Com/2013/07/lower-back-pain-associated-with-fast. Html
Hope this helps.... ...Read more

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Tried etanercept for sciatica?

Tried etanercept for sciatica?

Generally: It is not first line and likely without the supporting research for it, this treatment may not get insurance coverage. Epidural steroid injections are first line, but you may want to discuss your options with a spine specialist that can discuss with you your options. There are some good data coming out from stem cell based platelet therapies as well (not covered as well). Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more