Which pain medications are effective for sciatica (radicular leg pain)?

  title={Which pain medications are effective for sciatica (radicular leg pain)?},
  author={R. Pinto and A. Verwoerd and B. Koes},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  • R. Pinto, A. Verwoerd, B. Koes
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • #### What you need to know Sciatica is commonly seen in primary care. Its prevalence in the general population varies between 3% and 14%, depending on the definition used.1 The prognosis of acute sciatica is generally favourable: data from a prospective study of 183 patients with a median disease duration of 16 days show that in approximately one third of patients, symptoms improve greatly (ie, measured on a 4 point scale, 1=worsened, 2=remained unchanged, 3=improved, and 4=improved greatly… CONTINUE READING
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