Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Various. There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain: 1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) 2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril) 3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc) i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3.
Different Typed. The use of oral steroids, nerve blocks and epidural steroids along with NSAID are the common medications used along with appropriate analgesic medications are the usual medications for an acute neuritis &/or radiculitis. In chronic cases Gabapentin & derivatives may be helpful .