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How To Relieve Nerve Pain In Legs
Been taking Tramadol for almost a year for idiopathic nerve pain in legs. Dr has prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin). Would Tapentadol be better for pain relief ?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
T12 paraplegic with severe nerve pain in legs. Have tried spinal blocks, laser treatments acupuncture medical marijuana & meds/no relief Suggestions?
I don't think so: Unless the infection is so severe that spreads to the areas of the nerves. Anatomically these structures are not that close. You should look for other causes. Ask your doctor for more accurate assessment. ...Read more
Unlikely: The two conditions are likely not directly related. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) tramadol and amitriptyline all increase serotonin levels. Amitriptyline also potentiates this effect of Zoloft (sertraline). BTW, Zoloft (sertraline) decreases the effect of tramadol by affecting hepatic metabolism. Gabapentin has no drug interactions at all. Adding amitriptyline at LOW doses may help, with CLOSE monitoring. Read up on serotonin syndrome. It's rare and usu. not life-threatening but be aware of it. ...Read more
Do I need surgery for a Bulging disc compressing on thec sac, I have intermittent nerve pain in legs ?
Bulging disc: Just having a bulging disc dose not mean surgery. Your pain is intermittent only - what matters is are there ant other features (weakness, sensory deficit etc...) and how bad the pain is in terms of what you can and cannot do. ...Read more
Problem for 6yrs. Muscle nerve pain in legs back. Hard to walk stand sit for long times. My dr says muscle degeneration. I want 2nd opinion.
Specialist: Have you seen a specialist? I am sure you would have had an MRI by now to see if there is nerve compression or stenosis. Sometimes these symptoms cannot be cured, but need to be managed. I am not sure about muscle degeneration. They may mean weakness and reduction in core stability. An EMG may help with the diagnosis. I would see a Physiatrist or Neurologist for 2nd opinion. ...Read more
MRI: Need orthopedic evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
All of a sudden, noticed large blue veins on my thigh by my knee that've never been there. 28, f, healthy. Have had what feels like nerve pain in legs?
Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more
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