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A 58-year-old female asked:

What's the best way to deal with chronic nerve and back pain

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Nerve & back pain: There is no such thing as one best way for chronic pain management whether it's nerve pain or back pain as every individual is unique. In general, chronic pain has different pain pathway mechanisms and responds differently than acute pain. Antiseizure meds such as Neurontin or lyrica, (pregabalin) and antidepressant meds such as cymalta or Amitriptyline can be considered. Physical therapy can help.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Pain management is useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. OMT can be very effective. A strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience!
Feb 5, 2012
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Nerve and back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

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