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Limpoa Tumor Pressing on Siatica Nerve

05/22/2008

Question:

yes i just found out i have a limpoa tumor on my lower back and it is pressing on my sciatic nerve causing great pain at night when i sleep,i was told to lie a different way,and if it continues painful to have it remove as i have had this going on for about 8 weeks,is there any relief I can do for the pain and do I need it surgically removed

Answer:

There are some medications that can quiet nerve-related pain. These may include tramadol (Ultram), some anti-seizure medications (gabapentin, pregabalin, oxcarbazepine, topiramate…) and some antidepressant medication (duloxetine, venlafaxine). You should check with a Pain Medicine specialist as to appropriate treatments that may apply to you.

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University