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Could lyrica (pregabalin) help me with my scoliosis pain?

Could lyrica (pregabalin) help me with my scoliosis pain?

Scoliosis: Probably not, you may benefit from physical therapy, back and core strengthening, maybe back brace. If you have bad muscle spasms trigger point injections and or muscle relaxers can help. Bottom line you need a good functional musculoskeletal evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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Fibromyalgia. MYO facial syndrome. Scoliosis. Tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc. No help...suggestions?

Fibromyalgia. MYO facial syndrome. Scoliosis. Tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc. No help...suggestions?

Do the fibrotrifecta: The fibromyalgia trifecta for therapy is: 1. exercise, 2. sleep evaluation 3. Psychiatric evaluation. You can continue or changes the prozac (fluoxetine) but you need to be certain that you get a full evaluation of the trifecta and act on them. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Not likely!: I would think naproxen, or other NSAID a better option. And you could have your doctor add duloxetine. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures. ...Read more

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I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?

Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...Read more

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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

Not typically: Not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more

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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, I will try to look for it and answer it if I can. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .

Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more

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How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth. Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis. ...Read more

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20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

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Could I take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Could I take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Maybe: In controlled studies, about 5% of patients reported euphoria, but additional studies are needed to see if this will help mood. ...Read more

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Could I take lyrica (pregabalin) and lagaflax together for a back disc pain?

Could I take lyrica (pregabalin) and lagaflax together for a back disc pain?

Yes, they can: I usually prescribe a nerve pain agent and muscle relaxant together. Some caution when they are taken together, you may have increased sedation, so you should not drive to see what effect the medication has. ...Read more

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Could I mix hydrocodone and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Could I mix hydrocodone and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Yes, if...: Your provider (s) are writing them together or otherwise aware of all the medications tthat you are on. ...Read more

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Could lyrica (pregabalin) cause palpatations and feeling slightly winded?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Per fda data base about >700 people reported palpitations among 58000 users of lyrica (pregabalin). This is just an association. Causative relationship was not established yet. If you feel palpitations from Lyrica (pregabalin) you can stop it after discussing with your physician. He/she could prescribe alternatives. ...Read more

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How could I restart my meds of fibromyalgia because of recurrence of symptoms. I used to take effexor&lyrica 75mg each/day. How titrate from lower doses?

How could I restart my meds of fibromyalgia because of recurrence of symptoms. I used to take effexor&lyrica 75mg each/day. How titrate from lower doses?

Talk to doc.: It is best to speak to the prescribing physician! Lyrica (pregabalin) is often begun at 75 mg twice daily for fibromyalgia. Effexor is often titrated, at least the xr formulation, beginning at 37.5 for one week, then 75mg for one week before further titration depending on the target dose. ...Read more

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How could I live as before without pain. I got fibro 4 months ago& I am taking lyrica&effexor 75.I am better but still in pain. Stop my suffering please?

Fibro not a disease: You need find out what's causing your symptoms. Effexor and Lyrica (pregabalin) are just increasing your threshold for tolerance and masking your symptoms. See a good rheumatologist, you may have an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is the medication lyrica (pregabalin) used for?

Lyrica (pregabalin) is used: For both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia and atypical odontalgia. ...Read more

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I am on lyrica (pregabalin) and I feel high is that normal?

I am on lyrica (pregabalin) and I feel high is that normal?

Not uncommon!: This is a major reason for discontinuing the drug! But your dosage may be high. Talk with doc! ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful for treating all types of pain?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful for treating all types of pain?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Lyrica (pregabalin) is indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain and widespread myocardial pain (fibromyalgia). ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) an ssri?

No: Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the european union. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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