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I am suffering with Sciatica and the pain is dreadful. I have

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I am suffering with Sciatica and the pain is dreadful. I have High Blood Pressure and have been given Co-dydramol for the pain which is not helping at all. Could you tell me the best way to treat this ailment, and is there something stronger I could take to ease the pain.?
I have to work, and am finding this very difficult.
Thankyou...............
Janet Judd
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 3 years ago.
Dear customer,

Thanks for your question.

Medication are just a part of the treatment for this condition. What you need is physical therapy. Please consult your orthopedic doctor and a physical therapist to design an exercise and physical therapy program which will avoid further pathology and increase in the pain. This may also lead to avoidance of surgery.

Hence please get into a rehabilitation program which includes exercises to help correct your posture, strengthen the muscles supporting your back and improve your flexibility.

There are different types of medications which your doctor can prescribe and these act through different mechanisms. Hence if one type of medication is not working and giving you relief then your doctor can prescribe another.

Take care.
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