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Suggest treatment for severe sciatic nerve pain

What is the best treatment for severe severe sciatic nerve pain? I have had it on and off for years but the last four months it’s been just worse and worse. I injured my tailbone when I was young I also have a bulging disc at L5 S one and I have a synovial cyst sitting on a nerve root. But this sciatic nerve pain is from my rear end all the way down to my ankle.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
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Gabapentin and hydrocodone are the two effective painkillers for sciatica.

If symptoms persist better to consult a neurologist and get evaluated.

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

Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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