Sciatica is caused by an impingement of the sciatic nerve. My sciatica was chronic until
I had back surgery, a lumbar laminectomy. I have degenerative disc disease. There are times when sciatica will flare up and I will be prescibed Mobic for inflamation. A person
with sciatic problems should avoid bending over or twisting their spine. I was on Vicodin
for seven months prior to my surgery and three months after.
I agree with Alcie about getting a MRI done. Hope your relative gets relief soon!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements