Friday, June 05, 2009 Glenn G, Community Member, asks

Q: What would you say is better for sciatica, Skelaxin or Etodolac?

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6/ 6/09 12:55pm

Because Etodolac is an anti-inflammatory medication, I would say Etodolac is better than Skelaxin. Skelaxin is a type of muscle relaxant which really is not effective for sciatica or any nerve pain for that matter. Nerves are very sensitive to inflammation; it is like throwing battery acid on the nerve. Stopping the chemical process of inflammation with an anti-inflammatory medication is very important. Put the fire out with any anti-inflammatory medication because they are equally effective.


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Glenn G, Community Member
6/ 6/09 3:29pm

I was doubeldosing Aleive and it didn't help. Is it ok to take Skelaxin and Etodolac together?

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By Glenn G, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 06/05/09