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Nerve (Definition)

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


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Are there any new non-narcotic drugs on the horizon for nerve pain?

Are there any new non-narcotic drugs on the horizon for nerve pain?

Not that I know of: Not to my knowledge however certain antidepressants, anticonvulsants and drugs such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) maybe helpful. ...Read more

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Can drugs for nerve pain like amitriptyline be so good that discontinuation of painkillers is possible?

Can drugs for nerve pain like amitriptyline be so good that discontinuation of painkillers is possible?

Pain and adjuvants: In the treatment of pain, we use many medicines from vitamins, medical foods, nutraceuticals, and pharmacologics. Often but not always, opioids are necessary, but patient desires and cooperation do help,on choosing correct treatment approaches. Tricyclics, like amitriptyline, treat let pain in diabetes very well, and help,prevent migraine headaches. Duloxitine helps treat 4 pain indications ...Read more

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Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one ?

Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one ?

Most likely: Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose. Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed celebrax for sciatic nerve pain and i'm allergic to sulfa drugs. Problem?

I was just prescribed celebrax for sciatic nerve pain and i'm allergic to sulfa drugs. Problem?

Yes Big Problem: Celebrex (celecoxib) and your allergy. Given that your pain is not improved with conservative care, I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level the problem is at and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work ?

Think beyond drugs: Medications are one way of controlling nerve pain. Pain is a complex holistic process. You may be able to decrease need for meds by addressing other issues. That includes nutrient status, stress or emotional trauma that may have accompanied or pre-dated the injury, and movement and use of the limb. It's a complex topic. You might look for a doc who does integrative or functional medicine. ...Read more

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What are some good pain medications for nerve pain?

Nerve Pain: Docs might recommend medications such as neurontin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or gralise. Cymbalta, a medication normally used for depression, has also been used for nerve pain. These medications require monitoring by your physician. ...Read more

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I received medication for nerve pain, yet I feel numbness all over my body. What does this mean?

I received medication for nerve pain, yet I feel numbness all over my body. What does this mean?

Queries: Do you have a diagnosed peripheral neuropathy, as that could cause these symptoms? Key item is to uncover cause of "nerve pain", and treat the underlying issue. Medications for pain treat symptoms, not cause. ...Read more

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Which is the best medication for nerve pain gabapentine or amytriptoline in your opinion ?

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Which is the best medication for nerve pain gabapentine or amytriptoline in your opinion ?

Nerve pain: Neurontin (gabapentin) taken 3 or 4 times daily is more potent than Amitriptyline low dose taken once at night. ...Read more

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Lyrica (pregabalin) works well to control my nerve pain however side effects are horrible. Is there a similar medication with less side effects and less pricey?

YES, SEVERAL: You could perhaps have less adverse effects with some of the newer designer Gabapentin products, such as horizant, or gralise. Another option is Cymbalta or savella, (milnacipran) and lastly perhaps a compounded pain creme. ...Read more

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My 20 year old sister has severe nerve pain after car accident. Nothing works. No medication. I feel awful watching her cry every night. Any advice?

Nerve pain: Neurosurgeons are experts in the treatment of nerve pain. Alternatively, pain management physicians and neurologists can help your sister reduce the nerve pain. There are many excellent neurosurgeons in the phoenix area that help your sister. A neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of pain can offer additional or alternative treatments to medication. ...Read more

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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more