What can I do for my sciatica pain that I have been having for a week now?

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Im 44 and a female. Lower back pain for a week now. I cant walk and have to crawl everywhere

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Yes you might be affected by sciatica, the most common cause of which is a slipped disc that results in compression of the sciatic nerve causing pain. You can take a CT/MRI scan to confirm the diagnosis.

The most commonly used medicines for relief from sciatica pain include acetaminophen (Tylenol ®) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as: Aspirin Ibuprofen (Motrin ®, Advil ®) Naproxen (Aleve ®, Naprosyn ®, Anaprox ®, Naprelan ®) Celecoxib (Celebrex ®).