I suffer from sciatic nerve pain, it radiates from my buttocks down both legs and at times causes tingling in my feet. I do not have Diabetes. Last Saturday I was made bedridden by an acute gout attack in my right ankle. On Monday my family doctor gave me a MethylPrednisolone shot that not only relieved my gout pain but virtually eliminated my sciatic pain. Why did this medicine help with the nerve pain?
This drug is a steroid and steroids reduce inflammation and swelling. I would surmise that your pain is caused by inflammation and swelling, perhaps from a spinal disc pressing on the sciatic nerve. If the pain comes back, you may want to consider an epidural injection. They can inject a similar steroid medication right into the area around the nerve and it may help the pain go away for a longer time
- Methylprednisolone Information for Consumers
- Methylprednisolone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methylprednisolone (detailed)
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