I am having major muscle spasms in my lower back. I have been diagnosed with Sciatica?

Hi I am in a lot of pain right now and can not lay down. I am having major muscle spasms in my lower back. I have been diagnosed with Sciatica about 3 months ago. Long story short I did a light workout exactly a week ago which caused my right knee to sprain. Two days after it was Friday I started feeling my sciatic nerve pain come back. Now it exactly a week later. I went to the hospital last night, and also this morning because the spasms are unbearable. I don’t have a family doctor at the moment. They gave me a prescription for flexiril which has helped me in the past but this time it seems to be getting worse. I am restless and everytime I go to lay down the spasms start. I am traumatized by the spasm attacks from these last 2 days I don’t even want to bother laying down but even when I try it literally makes me want to die that is how bad the spasms are. I know usually what to do to subside the pain, but NOTHING is helping. Nothing. I am 24 yrs old. Female. 150lbs. 5’1 height.

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Ayman Darrag
7:35 am

You can get a2 mg of surdalud at night , and use hot packs on your back.
Then physiitherapy,so you can treat the main problem.

Ahmed Fawzy
10:33 am

I recommend lying down in warm water (relatively hot) for 40 min exactly, make sure you dry your body very good afterwards, another option in do running in place while leaning forwards with hands on a desk for 5 min nonstop after the 5 min pain will go away
However you need to identify the sciatica cause, is it piriformis syndrome or back related
Good Luck

Dr.Honey Arora
12:13 pm

You can take OTC painkillers like Ibuprofen, Naproxen along with muscle relaxant and do hot compresses..
If the problem is due to pinched nerve then steroid injection can have a modest effect..
You can also be advised anti depressants as they are also helpful in reducing pain in chronic cases..
You should start Physiotherapy and avoid any kind of jerks to your back..

Hope this helps..