Hi Dr. Bray,
This is Nancy Donally. My husband suffered a stroke last year. His right side was affected. I think he may have picked up something that was too heavy, and pulled his back. He hurt his back about 8-10 days ago. He also has a TBI injury and take Tylenol #3 for pain.
Leg is not swollen, no redness, but his calf is very tender to the touch.
I remember he strained his back a few weeks ago. and now his sciatic nerve is hurting.
Ok. He also takes 2.5 mg. of lisinopril for his blood pressure. Is it ok for him to take muscle relaxer. Ice is ok to keep using.
Ok. So use ice 15 minutes, rest, than 15 for no more than one hour?
My husband was taking a 81 mg. aspirin a day, but stopped taking aspirin after he started on the voltaren. I was told you should not take aspiring with voltaren because of possibly stomach bleeding. But he takes the aspirin for his blood.
Ok. So he can take his aspirin. I will have him take them at separate times.
What is Celebrex for?
We will ask his doctor for this medication. Sounds like it is much better because of the protectant. Ok. My husband's said thank very much for all your help.
Great. We will go buy the Aspercream. Typo, I know I do the same. Type too fast sometimes. Have a great night doctor.