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Are anti-inflammatories good for herniated disc pain?

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Dr. Patrick Roth
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, very good

The following medications are used for the pain of a herniated disc: anti-inflamatories (both steroidal and non-steroidal), analgesics, narcotics, anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, and anti-seizure medications.
In term of both back pain and extremity pain, the anti-inflamatories work the best. Adding a narcotic for a limited time is appropriate in the acute setting.

In brief: Yes, very good

The following medications are used for the pain of a herniated disc: anti-inflamatories (both steroidal and non-steroidal), analgesics, narcotics, anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, and anti-seizure medications.
In term of both back pain and extremity pain, the anti-inflamatories work the best. Adding a narcotic for a limited time is appropriate in the acute setting.
Dr. Patrick Roth
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Anti-inflammatories can be very helpful in controlling the pain and inflammation associated with disc herniation.

In brief: Yes

Anti-inflammatories can be very helpful in controlling the pain and inflammation associated with disc herniation.
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Especially acute disc herniation.
Nsaids will help reduce the local natural inflammatory response from injured tissue. Of course the level of pain will vary with hnp, but nsaids are used frequently. Avoid if heart disease, be careful, very careful with kidney disease. If underlying medical problems, ask the advice of your pcp or pain physician. Dr. J.

In brief: Yes

Especially acute disc herniation.
Nsaids will help reduce the local natural inflammatory response from injured tissue. Of course the level of pain will vary with hnp, but nsaids are used frequently. Avoid if heart disease, be careful, very careful with kidney disease. If underlying medical problems, ask the advice of your pcp or pain physician. Dr. J.
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