A 37-year-old member asked:
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is lyrica (pregabalin) a good choice to treat chronic neck and shoulder pain?

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Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-siezure medication indicated for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It may also be beneficial for other forms of neuropathic pain. If your shoulder pain is from a pinched nerve in the neck, then this may be an option.
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is a good choice specialy if the pain is related to a nerve root compression. Not as good if the pain is secondary to arthritis in the spine.
Answered on Oct 13, 2017

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