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Old 12-03-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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Sciatica Pain

Anyone has any recommendations for pain relive for Sciatica nerve. I am having severe pain, taken over the counter Meds with temp relieve. After MRI and Mylogram DRs can't find nothing wrong other than inflammation.

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: Sciatica Pain

I would go see a different Dr. and get a second opinion. Obviously something is wrong if there is inflammation present.
Are you taking Ibuprofen or Aleve? Both of those are anti-inflammatories. You can also get prescription anti inflammatories that are stronger than the over the counter stuff.

Old 12-04-2008, 06:10 AM   #3
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Before I had my MRI my Dr gave me some kind of steroid shot which seemed to help for awhile. He also had me taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen 3x daily. I agree with megss you need to get a 2nd or even a 3rd opinion, there something causing the inflammation. Hope you find some relief soon.

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Ask your MD to let you try a neuroleptic. There are several that will help nerve pain. I take neurontin.

If you want to go a more natural route. Try magnesium and malic acid. It will not cure you, but it should help.


Old 12-07-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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Re: Sciatica Pain

Ask your doc if it might be a bone spur hitting the nerve, and ask whether a CT scan might show that better than your previous MRI and myelogram. Ask the doc whether oral steroids for a week or two might do a better job of attacking the inflammation. Also ask your doc if some stronger pain meds might be in order, as least for a brief period, to give you a break. Ask if perhaps some pain relief might give you a chance for some healing.
I'm so sorry you have this sciatica which is the worst pain there is.

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