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Osteoarthritis, sciatica pain in legs, back after operation for touching nerves. Relief from pain?

Hello there Mr Christensen, My mum has had an operation in her back due to touching of nerves a few years ago. She now experiences a lot of sciatica pain in her legs and back. She has osteoarthritis . She is approx 13 stones unfortunately she is unable to lose weight. She is 82 years old and very active for her age. She has taken numerous medications , painkillers, ayurvedic , etc. And also tries and does exercise whenever she is not in pain. Any advice please?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Hi and thanks for using this medium,

It is important to watch her weight in case she is over weight or obese. Osteoarhritis with sciatica considering the fact she has already had a surgical for this would require conservative treatment. Analgesics, Cartilage protectors could be very useful. Sciatica could be well alleviated with non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, steroids, intraspinal infiltrations of specific drugs and physiotherapy. I do suggest you the opinions of a neurosurgeon and a rheumatologist. Hope this helps and kind regards.

Rogers, MD
Answered: Sat, 26 Oct 2013
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