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Suggest treatment for cyatica

My husband has had cyatica (sp?) pains for the past three days...lower back pain, radiating down the buttox to the lower leg. Tonight, it has exploded to such pain in the leg and swelling of the lower leg that he had to climb up the stair on all fours. He has taken two rounds of advil (200mg) for the past 8 hours, but doesn t seem to be improving. My question is should I take him to the emergency room for tests? Also, keep in perspective that he is approx. 350 pounds.
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

I will suggest you to get your husband to emergency for instant pain relief. once his pain is better , he should undergo an MRI to diagnose him for exact pathology. Meanwhile, start working on his weight (try to reduce it slowly).

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammad Faisal Bacha, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Suggest treatment for cyatica

Hello, I will suggest you to get your husband to emergency for instant pain relief. once his pain is better , he should undergo an MRI to diagnose him for exact pathology. Meanwhile, start working on his weight (try to reduce it slowly). Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammad Faisal Bacha, Internal Medicine Specialist