A 22-year-old female asked:
if i find relief by taking gabapentin does that mean i have crps? emg made my crps so bad.. in worst pain ever!
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Neurology 33 years experience
No it doesn't: Pain relief on the basis of a particular drug never specifies (or rules in) a specific reason or diagnosis of what's causing the pain. It simply means you respond to the medication. And that's not a bad thing since you are suffering less. Diagnosing crps requires another approach and fulfillment of diagnostic criteria. Your doctor can help you understand what's involved.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2014
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