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Best pain meds for sciatic pain?

Best pain meds for sciatic pain?

Another option: For sciatic pain is acupuncture. It can work well hand in hand with standard western medicine approaches. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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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Aside from OTC meds, what non narcotic meds work well for sciatica pain reaching my feet?

Aside from OTC meds, what non narcotic meds work well for sciatica pain reaching my feet?

NSAID's: For over the counter non narcotic pain medication one of the best to help control pain from sciatica is ibuprofen. It not only is a good analgesic but also provides anti inflammatory properties which can reduce primary source of pain. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Rarely: Opioids are a last resort and are only considered an option if all traditional medications have failed. ...Read more

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Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read more

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Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?

Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?

Other medications: If Ibuprofen doesn't help, you can try other nsaids. There are other pain medications like anti-seizure medication, muscle relaxants .... They can be used for nerve pain. If your pain persists, i recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Are there any topicla pain meds used for chronic nerve pain?

Are there any topicla pain meds used for chronic nerve pain?

Topicals: Yes there are many topical combinations that can be used for pain. Please see a pain docotor and discuss this. ...Read more

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My TMJ Pain has been much worse lately.Constant dull/achy pain in right jaw/face.Taking NSAIDS.Any OTC muscle relaxers or other OTC med suggestions?

My TMJ Pain has been much worse lately.Constant dull/achy pain in right jaw/face.Taking NSAIDS.Any OTC muscle relaxers or other OTC med suggestions?

See TMJ doc: See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...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 some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

Menthol, capsaicin: If limited to over the counter ointments, some options include counterirritant products(menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil), capsaicin, or ointments with salicylates. Some of the above ointments include icy hot, tiger balm, bengay, aspercreme, capsaicin. There are other perscription options that should be discussed with your physician such as lidocain based patches, anti-inflamatory based ointments. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.

Kidney stones: can be very painful and sometimes require narcotics such as morphine for pain control. Have your doctor prescribe stronger medication, and also make sure that you don't have an associated kidney infection. ...Read more

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Which prescription pain meds for moderate pain do not cause nausea?

Nausea means allergy: Most practitioners will not say nausea is allergy , but narcotics upset a lot of balances in the body and there are degrees of upset. You would have to trey many to find one you might tolerate. They all are slightly different and you could find one to use. The best thing is to find the cause of the pain and get rid of the cause rather than take pain med that treats the symptom only. ...Read more

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Headache for four days localized behind right eye with no relief from OTC medications presciption pain medicine?

Postoccipital lesion: Pain behind the eye is classically related to a post occipital lesion typically due to an unresolved infection at the occiput. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

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