Rheumatoid Arthritis And Sciatic Nerve Pain

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Alternative Names

RA; Arthritis - rheumatoid


Treatment

RA usually requires lifelong treatment, including medications, physical therapy, exercise, education, and possibly surgery. Early, aggressive treatment for RA can delay joint destruction.

MEDICATIONS

Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs): These drugs are the first drugs usually tried in patients with RA. They are prescribed in addition to rest, strengthening exercises, and anti-inflammatory drugs.

  • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) is the most...
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