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I got diagnosed with sciatica Saturday. I work from home at a desk job and I am in the worst pain ever. I was prescribed ibuprofen but it isn't doing anything and the IcyHot they suggested I use just adds a different level of uncomfortable. I could really use some advice, I'm looking into getting a standing desk so I'm less sedentary all the time but it's expensive and so is a better desk chair. anyone have any tips or tricks for pain management?

    • Susie949

      10d

      Oh and gabapentin

    • Susie949

      10d

      Hi, the standing chair sound like a very good idea and an orthopedic chair so you can switch. Try walking is not good to sit for long. Maybe get some therapy to strengthen the core. I use Voltaren with prescription is diclofemac. I also have baths with a few bags of epsom salt I think it helps a lot. I can’t take ibuprofen so I’m taking Meloxican, Tylenol and cymbalta for pain. I few weeks ago I ask for a steroid by mouth with was only for a few days and I felt better after a week in bed. Hope you find a way to work more comfortable without pain

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"Taking frequent breaks and walking as much as you sit can help manage the pain. Using a computer office chair with wheels can also be beneficial. Lidocaine patches, Gabapentin, Prednisone, Ibuprofen, and Tylenol have been suggested for pain management. A back brace can also provide some relief. Ice packs and special stretching exercises (like those from Dr Michael Rowe on YouTube) can also be helpful. If bending over is difficult, a grabber claw can be useful. For sciatica specifically, icing the area when you start to feel pain, doing nerve glides, and taking prednisone have been recommended. Gentle and controlled exercises, such as yoga, can also be beneficial."

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