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What relieves the severe pain due to sciatica?

i recently went to the hospital. they said it was the sciatic nerve was in major pain could not walk even th in the amb drivers had hard time getting me in it isaid have shart pains at times .this was about 3 weeks ago.is there a otc medicine that will help it runs from down to foot and hurts they gave a steroid and anti-biatic shot.what can i get to ease this
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
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Dear patient
first of all diagnosis needs to be confirmed with MRI of the lumbo sacral spine. Treatment is bed rest of semifowler position means hip and knee should be flexed. This can be achieved by putting thick pillow beneath your legs. Start tab pregalin x 75 mg one at bedtime with tab medrol 4 mg twice a day for 10 days.if not relieved please consult orthopaedic surgeon nearby your area .
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