Posted by: Nervy | 2004/09/20

Sciatic nerve getting on my nerves

Hi Doc

My hubby suffers with a leg that keeps him out of his sleep (and mine) and it is so bad sometimes, he is permanently in agony. It is a sciatic nerve problem. He used to pop Myprodols by the dozens to stop the pain. I am desperate, we have no medical aid, so he is postponing it because he has no time to take off at work to sit at a government hospital the whole day. My concern is, what will happen if it is not seen to. He is 44yrs old and I feel he could have a better quality of life. He trains at gym everyday too, could that be harmful in any way? Please advise..thank you.

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Nervy, training might worsen the inflammation and of course the pain. The best would be for him to stop the training for a while, just do stretching exercises and take a long acting anti-inflammatory like Brexecam®. If it doesn’t clear up the best would be for him to see a neurosurgeon. Good luck.

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