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Question:
I have been suffering from sprained back & pinched nerve for 4 days. I was prescribed Zaldiar (pain killer) for a day & then switched to Sirdalud Tizanidine (1 in the morning & 2 in the night) & Milligamm injection per day for 10 days along with Nicoflex for external application. I was told that Sirdalud tablets were anti-inflammatory for the nerves & Milligamm injection was B-complex for nerve regeneration. I checked these medicines on the internet and found that these medicines were used to treat much serious conditions. Could you please advise if I should take these medicines.
Bennet
Answer:
Dear Bennet,
I wonder how you are feeling today, with your sprained back and pinched nerve. Are the symptoms already settling? Zaldiar is quite a good strong pain-killer (Tramadol and Paracetamol), but usually back pain sufferers will need pain relief for longer than one day. You could try simple Paracetamol which is available over-the-counter and often very effective. Take 1-2 tablets 3 or four times a day. Sirdalud seems to be used quite frequently in Russia as a muscle relaxant, though in some other countries it is reserved for certain serious conditions. If you have considerable muscle spasm and a stiff back it may help you and is unlikely to harm. Vitamin supplements in any form will not help pain, and there is no need to take them for nerve regeneration. The most important treatment for back pain is to KEEP ACTIVE! It has been shown that people who maintain their normal activities in spite of some continuing pain, suffer less disabilty, have less time off work, need less medication and visit their doctors less frequently than those who remain resting. So, in summary, I would advise Paracetamol (or if this does not help sufficiently, a stronger pain killer or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen), use Siralud temporarily and only if clearly helping, no injections and normal activities if you can. Best regards,
Brigid Lomax
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