What painkiller works the best for pinched nerve? My wife hurt her hand three weeks ago and now she is in big pain through her right shoulder and neck. The doctors said that she probably has pinched the nerve and is inflamed... it hurts really bad and she cannot stand up, drive, or basically function.
When there is inflammation, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) like ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin often helps. There are also prescription-strength NSAIDs her doctor may want to try. If those don't relieve her pain, her doctor may consider a cortisone injection. There are also other things she could try, including stretching, massage, and other non-medication approaches to relieving the pain.
Here are some links you might find useful as you're dealing with this:
Why Yoga May Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain
To Exercise or Not to Exercise: The Effect on Chronic Pain
Thank you for your advice.
None of the doctors reccommended ibuprofene... They gave her Arthrotec instead which didn't help at all. The four'th doctor at emergency room gave her finally ibuprofen and 7mg of morfine shot for the pain. All these worked and now she's getting Hydromorphone 2 mg. and continuing with ibuprofene. Also came into conclusion that is a Rotator Cuff injury at her right shoulder not a pinched nerve that we were told initially.
Phisiotherapy was also reccomended to heal slowly the injury.