For the last few years I have dealt with sciatic nerve pain and have done well with occasional steroid injections but have also needed prescription pain killers as well as steroid injections should not be given often. My doctor recommended Tramadol for relief of arthritic knee pain as I am not a surgery candidate at this time and I wanted to know if anyone has found relief of not only joint pain but sciatic pain as well
Tramadol is not a very good thing to be taking for arthritic pain. I would think your doctor should know this. A lot of doctors do not think tramadol is addictive & it is. Have you ever tried celebrex for arthritis? Your sciatica should probably be reevaluated. If you have neuropathy down your leg, a med like lyrica, gabepentin or cymbalta may help. They are, the lyrica & gabepentin, seizure drugs that are used also for nerve pain with much success. Cymbalta is an antidepressant that also treats nerve pain. Just some thoughts...
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