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I am having sciatica pain....Some years back i was operated for slip disc.. Now, frequently i suffer from sciatica pain. Recommend some medicines plz.

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Spine Pain Options

This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.

In brief: Spine Pain Options

This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Sciatica

If it is true sciatica pain, staying active is without overdoing is important.
Bed rest makes it only worse. Stretching exercises (you can find them on line) can help your pain but again don't do what makes your pain worse. Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help. If the above fails to provide much relief, talk to your doc. He may choose to prescribe stronger medications or suggest physical therapy.

In brief: Sciatica

If it is true sciatica pain, staying active is without overdoing is important.
Bed rest makes it only worse. Stretching exercises (you can find them on line) can help your pain but again don't do what makes your pain worse. Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help. If the above fails to provide much relief, talk to your doc. He may choose to prescribe stronger medications or suggest physical therapy.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management

In brief: Other strategies

Have you explored other means of helping with this pain like physical therapy, massage, therapeutic exercise, and activity modification.
Also, simple interventions like trigger point injections might be valuable. You should try to abstain from a medicinal route as long as possible unless their use is only very intermittent. See a physical medicine or pain management doc to help with your concerns.

In brief: Other strategies

Have you explored other means of helping with this pain like physical therapy, massage, therapeutic exercise, and activity modification.
Also, simple interventions like trigger point injections might be valuable. You should try to abstain from a medicinal route as long as possible unless their use is only very intermittent. See a physical medicine or pain management doc to help with your concerns.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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