Having severe lower back pain and sciatic nerve pinch since over two weeks now. Pain is excruciating all over my lower back and right leg. Have been using Vicodin, Norco and Methadone until just today one of the emergency doctors gave an injection of a steroid called Medrol and prescribed Medrol Dosepack along with Methadone for now, whilst recommending further diagnosis and analysis. Also suggested accupuncture??? The injection seems to have considerably calm me down leaving "slight" ache. Any take or opinions on this? Thanks.
30 Jun 2011
Medrol is a steroid medication used for extreme inflammation. If your back has responded to this, it means you have a great deal of inflammation causing your pain. Steroids can not and should not be used on a long term basis so you might want to look into a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug to help with inflammation on the long term basis to help reduce your pain. Something like Celebrex may help if your other health issues allow you to be able to take Celebrex. Talk to your primary care doctor about what the best NSAID would be for you.
2 Jul 2011
medrol is for inflammaton, it will help with the sciatica pain, which is an inflammed sciatic nerve, have you tried going to the gym, and sitting in the hottub, iI had sciatica so bad I couldn't even walk, the hottub was the only thing that soothed it, it cleared it up in about a week.
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