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Sciatica Topic Guide

Sciatica Sciatica: Sciatica is lower back pain with pain that radiates through the buttocks and down one leg. Common causes include herniated disc, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy and a pinched nerve. Treatment involves applying a cold pack and taking pain medications.

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Sciatica Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

morphine Morphine

Morphine is an opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting morphine is taken as needed for pain.

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aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

codeine Codeine

Codeine is an opioid medication used to treat mild to moderately severe pain...learn more »