• Glenn G Glenn G
    June 05, 2009
    What would you say is better for sciatica, Skelaxin or Etodolac?
    Glenn G Glenn G
    June 05, 2009

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    June 06, 2009
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    June 05, 2009

    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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    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

    • Glenn G
      June 06, 2009
      Glenn G
      June 06, 2009

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

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