Treating Sciatica with Medication




Anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, narcotics, tricyclic antidepressants, and anti-seizure medications are some of the options to treat sciatica. Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says doctors will typically treat an acute injury with a steroid pack.

He also explains there is no evidence that muscle relaxers help the patient in the long-term, because it does not treat the source of the problem.

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