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User Reviews for Aleve to treat Sciatica

Aleve has an average rating of 7.1 out of 10 from a total of 11 ratings for the treatment of Sciatica. 64% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 27% reported a negative effect.

Aleve Rating Summary

7.1/10 average rating

11 ratings from 12 user reviews.

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Reviews for Aleve

Leon Saper · Taken for 10 years or more May 2, 2012

“When I have sciatica pain in my hip I quickly eat something (protein bar often works), take two Aleve, then lay down on the floor and put my legs up on a chair. Sometimes I put an ice pack on the area also, and I lay there for 10-20 minutes and the pain almost always subsides. Then I make sure to stretch a bit so the pain doesn't return when the Aleve wears off. Aleve works GREAT when I'm in pain, but don't forget how vital it is to stretch and exercise also. ”

10 / 10
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Maili · Taken for less than 1 month May 30, 2014

“Unbelievable! After suffering everyday with sciatica nerve pain, losing sleep, falling into depression, I tried one pill, Aleve. Nothing else I tried worked. Aleve did exactly what my body needed to get relief from pain and inflammation. I didn't want a narcotic, no. I will continue to take Aleve for a week to be sure that all traces of sciatica and inflammation are completely gone.”

10 / 10
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Daisy304 October 7, 2013

“Unbelievable searing pain down the right side of my right leg always first thing in the morning after getting out of bed. I quickly take two Aleve with a glass of milk and wait for the pain to subside which usually takes about forty five minutes. I am then fine for the rest of the day. I also do yoga exercises later in the day which helps.”

10 / 10
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Smw · Taken for less than 1 month September 16, 2018

“I have been taking Ibuprofen for years but only helped a little I saw commercial for Aleve and thought I would try What a difference in my back pain and sciatica. It even took down the inflammation in my hands”

8 / 10
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Yogivino · Taken for 6 months to 1 year November 19, 2016

“I took 2 pills (220mg each) in the morning and it may take 1-2 hour before the pain is completely gone. I've sciatica on my right leg from lower back down to the bottom of my feet. Tickling & numbness besides the pain each morning. First thing I did was taking 2 pills immediately. I also practice yoga regularly..., I'm so grateful to discover Aleve for sciatica! Will take it as long as my sciatica is here...”

10 / 10
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sissie69 · Taken for less than 1 month June 9, 2018

“For several years I took Bayer Back & Body for my chronic back/sciatica pain (2 tabs, 2x day). I found very little relief. I recently started taking Aleve Back & Muscle Pain..This is my third day using Aleve Back & Muscle Pain...What a difference in just 3 days!!! I take 1 tab in the morning and it last all day!! The pain/burning sensation in my back/leg has reduced sufficiently. Thank You Aleve!!!”

10 / 10
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Lansingite November 18, 2009

“A surgeon recommended that I have a procedure to deal with the effects of several ruptured disks in my lower back. I prefer to put off the surgery for as long as I can, and use Aleve on an almost daily basis. It works just fine for me, and I only have an incident about every 1.5 years, and usually because I overdo the yard work. When it gets very bad, I supplement with an anti spasmodic drug for a few days.”

9 / 10
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LamarrG April 4, 2016

“Had been on prescription strength Naproxen for 6 days before I decided I didn't feel a benefit. Took nothing for 2 days and then bought Aleve 220 mg per pill and took 2. Not sure what the difference was but have noticed more relief from the constant discomfort while walking.”

7 / 10
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Vixmum · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2015

“Aleve heavily advertised for 12 hour pain relief. Also recommended by a friend. Tried as desperate for all day pain relief from sciatic nerve. No effect whatsoever, persevered for a week, no relief, even with recommended stretching.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous September 14, 2021

“I had to quit using due to swelling in my right leg and feet ( Edema). Went away several days after discontinuation of use. Went back on two more times but same problem occurred again. I now alternate Ibuprofen with Acetaminophen with no side affects except occasional constipation.”

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JSF130 · Taken for less than 1 month August 24, 2016

“Save your money. Might as well take a baby aspirin. Extra strength Advil Liquid Gels, or Tylenol Arthritis work 10 times better.”

1 / 10
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Dodo · Taken for less than 1 month January 3, 2021

“Took Aleve 3 hours ago and still in pain. On blood thinner so I can't take more. No relief”

2 / 10
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