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Woodhull, NY
A 41-year-old male asked:

I have a lot of nerve pain in my legs, during the day it's bearable but at night i can't sleep. what can i do?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 20 years experience
There are options.: Neuropathic pain can be treated with a number of medications like Gabapentin or neurontin (gabapentin).
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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
The Nagging Nerve: Neurogenic pain or neuropathy can be quite uncomfortable and is usually most noticeable at night when trying to sleep. There are excellent medications that can help with this type of pain, but be sure to address any underlying cause like uncontrolled diabetes first. Not doing so makes any effort futile. There are also desensitizing procedures with local neurostimulation that can help this pain.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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