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Sciatica pains and their treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hi Dr, any quick cures for excrutiating sciatica pains? I am G6Pd fully deficient.
User :   the nerve is pinched on my right side and pain shoots downthe back of my leg
Doctor :   Any sciatica pain, immediate is complete bed rest
Doctor :   on a flat and firm surface
Doctor :   and no movement of the back
User :   it doesnt go away i've tred that already on the weekend
Doctor :   Once the pain subsides then the next treatment starts
Doctor :   If does not go away in two days, then you have to rest for two more days
User :   whatis the further treatment?
Doctor :   Absolute bed rest with urine and stool in the pan
Doctor :   Take pain killer injections, visiting a doctor near by
User :   doctor i've taken bedrest only getting up to go to the toilet for close to 10 days earlier too ... the nerve piches again and agai
Doctor :   Is the MRI done?
User :   yes can I send you the details?
Doctor :   Is there a disc prolapse?
Doctor :   Yes please type the details here
User :   yes 3 new bulges and 1 disc prolapse L4/L5 for which i've had surgery earlier (16yrs ago)
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   recent mri shows 3 new disc bulges .. i am wearing abelt and trying to function
User :   i am 46
Doctor :   Ok, then cold pack on the area numb the area
Doctor :   so that you do not have the pain
User :   ok i've tried that before it does work
User :   but any long term solution?
User :   r u there?
Doctor :   No absolute long term solution
Doctor :   Surgery is the last resort
Doctor :   after the steroid injection and other non pharmacological therapy
User :   i was hoping to avoidsurgery.. ive taken a cortinsone injection earlier too... shortlived respite
User :   any alternative medicine thereapies?
User :   i've tried homeopathy andaccupuncture already too
Doctor :   So you tried everything
User :   any pain killers tht i can take?
User :   i've useddolonex dt before but now it doesnt have any effect
Doctor :   Then you can consult your treating Ortho for opioid analgesics
Doctor :   But they have dependence potential
Doctor :   They are the last pain killers
User :   ok thank yu i will consult the ortho and revert ... how can i reach you again?
Doctor :   You can ask my name on the chat
Doctor :   Dr.
User :   ok thank you Dr
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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