A member asked:

My husband has arachnoiditis. the butrans patch didn't work. it is now being treated with 10 mg oxy and 30 mg oxy. barely livable. what else will help?

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Avoid surgery, : Which perhaps resulted in postop scarring and arachoiditis, and also do not do steroid injections. Might consider dorsal column stimulator, and might try some of the nerve pain suppressor meds, such as lyrica, gabapentin, cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) tricyclics with stelazine. Sometimes, fentanyl patch of value, but very potent narcotic!

Answered 3/14/2019

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Non-opioids: For the burning pain associated with arachnoiditis, non-opioid pain meds may work better like membrane stabilizers (gabapentin) or some anti-depressents. Patients also improve with spinal cord stimulation. I hope he does better soon. Talk to you doctor about the above options.

Answered 11/27/2017

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