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Neuropathic pain: First, if the neuropathy is from diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control is very important to prevent worsening of the condition. Medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) gralise, or metanx have been shown to be helpful in certain cases. Topical creams are also used in some cases. Tens units can block painful stimuli from being interpretted by your brain. ...Read more
Neuropathic pain: Is result of disease or damage to the somatosensory nerves, such as in spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, herpes zoster, hiv, tumors, nutritional deficiencies, toxins or direct nerve injury. Stress is not direct cause, but can exacerbate the pain. ...Read more
Sometimes: Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, is classically not very responsive to opioid medication. However often times a low dose of opioids is somewhat helpful however be careful as it is a slippery slope to very quickly elevating the dosage and therefore developing tolerance and potential addiction issues. Consider trying antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications. ...Read more
What is external neuromodulation? How effective is it in treating Neuropathic Pain? Many thanks, B
How long does it take for Gralise 300mg during the 1st week, 600mg 2nd week and 900 mg to start providing relief for neuropathic pain?
Often early: Have seen relief within 10-14 days in most responders, but full benefits may take up to 4 weeks. If you are using the top dose of 1800 mg daily, and do not experience benefits by a month, need to try an alternative medication. ...Read more
Several causes: Foot pain can be caused by diabetes, low back injuries, toxic metals, poor circulation, etc. In traditional chinese medicine, the liver is often prioritized for evaluation and treatment. I have found that foot pain from liver sources often are worse when getting up from bed and then subside. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Symptoms of neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can result from nerve compression, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician and get it treated. ...Read more
Treatments: Nerve pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy may respond to medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) lidoderm, topical medications, compound creams, tens unit usage. As a last step, spinal cord stimulation or other devices may mask the pain via an electrical impulse applied on the nerve. Optimal blood sugar control may help prevent progression of the disease. ...Read more
Where can I find the latest information about the latest treatments for chronic neuropathic pain (that has no found cause)? Please name sources. Thx
The international association for the study of pain (iasp) is the leading professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain.
All you need to know about neuropathic pain you can find there.
Here is the link: http://www. Iasp-pain. Org/am/template. Cfm? Section=home. ...Read more
What are the latest treatments available for neuropathic pain in the last 5 years? Where can latest treatments information b found for use by public?
Marijuana for pain: There are some who say that marijuana has helped their pain syndromes. It is a non-specific, non-directed "action" of this substance. Side effects are relevant - lower testosterone and testicular change are two important side effects; thought process changes also evolve. Smoking marijuana is more harmful to lungs that marketed tobacco. ...Read more