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Query about severe pain of sciatica - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   what are my options for dealing with extreme sciatica pain?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
User :   nice to meet you
Doctor :   same here
User :   so, i am having a very hard time with sciatica. at least that is what the doctor at the ER told me. i do not have insurance. any advice for how to deal with it?
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   33
Doctor :   are u taking any medications ?
Doctor :   and how did u come to have this condition
User :   i was given prescriptions for flexerell, vicodine, and a NSAID that I cant remember the name of that started with a N
User :   I started having pain about a month ago. It has gotten progressivly worse. It hurts to stand, walk, and lay down. sleep is impossible. I did not have a back injury or anything
Doctor :   so u have had this only for one month ?
Doctor :   can u describe th locations of the pain for me ?
User :   it has been hurting for 4-6 weeks.
User :   It starts in buttock area and it "moves" from there to behind my knee, sometimes to my ankle and others all the way to my toes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for now , start with leg stretching excercise and use warm baths and heat pads to help the pain
Doctor :   also medications like gabapentin and cymbalta will help to reduce the pain
Doctor :   also cheap gnereics like imipramine are also help to reduce the pain
User :   ok,
User :   will it ever go away on its own or do i need like a surgery or something
Doctor :   u can also use capsaicin cream to apply locally on the limbs to help the pain
Doctor :   regular physiotherapy and back stretching workouts will help the pain reduce the symptoms
Doctor :   complete resolution can occur in some cases
User :   thank you so much!!!!
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me here
User :   have a great night and happy holidays
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   bye fr now and hope that u get over your issues soon
User :   good bye
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