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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can sciatica be treated?

I have a pinched sciatica nerve on my left side and my doctor gave me a steroid shot on Sat. and it still hasn t helped.. he also told me to start taking 15mg of Mobic each day but i m scared seeing all these warnings about Mobic but i m in serious pain for 5 days now.. also i check with a drug checker on the internet that says everything i take such as BP pills dont go good together with Mobic. thanks
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
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Hi,



You can use Tablet Dan MR 12 hourly for pain relief.

Apply hot compression over back area from where pain radiates.

Steroids shots can give temporary relief in such condition.



I advice you to consult neurosurgeon to get proper examination and evaluation of exact cause. CT spine would be advisable to evaluate spinal pathology.



Hope I have answered your query.

Let me know if I can assist you further.
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