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.
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.
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.
I have had sciatic pain for the last three years and have been prescribed numerous medications and none actually seem to help the pain. The methylprednisolone helped relieve a little pain but not much. I deal with the same excruciating pain you're feeling/were feeling on my left side. Have you found any relief? If so, what did you do?
After reading your post and seeing that you've been suffering for several years with this pain; I had to respond with what finally helped me. Tempurpedic Bed, it worked to alleviate my hip and leg pain, day 1 and it has never returned! They are very expensive, but worth every penny!
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