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Tried co-codomal, solpadol, tramadol for sciatica. MRI shows prolapsed disc. Pins and needles in side. Worried

please can somone help me. I am 23 and have had severe sciatica on the left side for 16 months ive tried co-codomal, solpadol, tramadol for the pain also had physio for 3 months but nothing worked. Last week I was admitted to hopsital with saddle Anaesthesia. I had tests and an MRI and the doctor said I had 3 prollapsed discs which were leaning on my sciatic nerve but not leaning on them enough to do anything apart from give me pain killers, which I already take daily! Anyway tonight I have got pins and needles down the left side of my whole body should I be worried?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is reassuring to note that your doctor feels surgery is not required, which means the nerve compression is not severe.

For nerve pain and tingling, medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin are useful.

If medications do not help, you can go for epidural nerve block injections, which can be given by an anaesthetist or a pain specialist.

Please continue the physiotherapy.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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