Are you taking Lyrica for sciatic pain? You may want to check this out:
A small study in Australia has found that pregabalin – a drug more widely known under the brand name Lyrica — works no better than a placebo at relieving leg pain caused by sciatica.
The findings, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, not only showed that Lyrica was no more effective than a placebo, but that it caused unwanted side effects such as dizziness. If you are on Lyrica and find it to be ineffective, please talk with your doctor before stopping any medication as you may need to taper off.
What are your other options for sciatic pain? Sometimes Trigger Point work, nerve glide exercises, and stretching can be effective in reducing pain. Check out the video below for more information about sciatic nerve irritation and exercises that may help. Let me know if you have any questions ,
Ed Deboo, PT
Bellingham, Physical Therapy