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Back pain. Diagnosed sciatica. Prescribed codomol. Pain worsened, unbearable. Suggestions?

i have had back pain for six months nothing i thought other than age related two weeks ago i went down a small deviation in the road on a forklift the pain intensified imedatly i went ot the doc who said it was sciatica so i have had two weeks light duties with co codomol to relieve the pain, however i went to an osteopath on friday and intially felt relielf but over the weekend the pain has gotten progressivly worse till last night and now it is unbearable and i can not get any relief at all and can not even do the exercises to help
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome at HCM.

I have read your question completely.

It looks from your details that you are having pain at your back which is radiating to lower limb.

This pain is known as sciatica.This is a symptom.

This is caused by following reason-

-Compression of nerve in back due to enlarged disc.

-Compression of nerve in back due to spondylosis.

-Compression of nerve due to muscle in hip known as piriformis.

To rule out all these you should do following-

-Consult to a orthopedic surgeon.

-Take rest.

-Have complete investigation including MRI of spine.

-Take a nerve analgesic like ultracet or aceclofenac.

Hope this all will help you.

With best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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