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This is Dr. Bonilla.
I understand your concerns. The problem you described is likely to be sciatica. He can take ibuprofen every 8 hours and walk as tolerated. He can also use warm and cold compresses. The pain usually last for 2-3 days. It the pain is not improving he can see his PCP to get a muscle relaxant medication. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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