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

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
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In brief: Exercise

Medicine treats the symptom not the cause.
Sciatica is caused by pressure on the large nerve truck comming out of your lower back. Walking, stretching, and ice can all help. Anti inflammatory meds such as Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) are often used. Seek medical care if the symptoms are not resolving.

In brief: Exercise

Medicine treats the symptom not the cause.
Sciatica is caused by pressure on the large nerve truck comming out of your lower back. Walking, stretching, and ice can all help. Anti inflammatory meds such as Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) are often used. Seek medical care if the symptoms are not resolving.
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
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