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Suggest treatment for severe sciatica pain with no relief along with back pain and a bad headache

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Dr. Gopal Goel

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1983

Answered : 1479 Questions

Posted on Fri, 4 Oct 2019 in Back Pain
Question: i am having severe siatica pain with no relief -- this is the third day. i have tried ibuprofin -- no help. along with back pain i have a bad headache.
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ibuprofen alone is generally inadequate.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
Sciatica pain is very bad pain and ibuprofen alone may not be of much help.
I recommend a combination of Tramadol and paracetamol and muscle relaxant to all my patients of sciatica ,along with short bed rest.
To know the exact cause of sciatica It is always better to go for MRI of lower spine.
In addition , physiotherapy and lumbar belt will help in short run.
Thanks for the question .Please feel free to ask any other question.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Gopal Goel 3 hours later
are these two meds OTC or precription
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Prescription drug.

Detailed Answer:

Paracetamol is available over the counter. However the combination of tramadol and paracetamol is a prescription drug. Your doctor will know about it.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad

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