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Any suggestion for sciatic nerve pain?

Hi: my husband is suffering with sciatic nerve pain for 3 week ago He is in pain all the time in bed cant sit or walk His Dr. Check him and send Baclofen prednisone and hydrocodone Im not see any change . Im worry because I know this kind de medication can run his stomach . What can I do for my Husband hi is 66 year old and diabetic too. Thankso much
Mon, 24 Feb 2014
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

The "sciatic nerve" pain needs to be evaluated by clinical examination, and by doing MRI scan of spine. The pain could be due to pinched nerves in the lower back region.

Initial treatment would consist of medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin capsules, and physiotherapy.

If pain does not improve, epidural injections may be given.

In some cases, surgery may be needed.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/
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Any suggestion for sciatic nerve pain?

Hi, Thank you for posting your query. The sciatic nerve pain needs to be evaluated by clinical examination, and by doing MRI scan of spine. The pain could be due to pinched nerves in the lower back region. Initial treatment would consist of medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin capsules, and physiotherapy. If pain does not improve, epidural injections may be given. In some cases, surgery may be needed. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) Senior Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/