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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
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
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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