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Safe Gabapentin Relieve Pain Caused Nerve Problem
Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A few may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes and No: Short answer is that any opiate or narcotic, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine etc, will help just about any pain. But one develops rapid tolerance to such drugs and in time they become less effective. Most all neuralgias are much more effectively treated with more "nerve specific" meds like Gabapentin and carbamazepine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm experiencing excruciating chronic sciatic nerve pain due to a pinched sciatic nerve caused by a herniated disc. Are there any non narcotic prescription meds that would be effective with this pain?
Natural pain methods: Some things that help for irritated nerve pain naturally are: Magnesium malate or glycinate 1000 mg- This is a natural muscle relaxer. Work your way up to 1000 mg. If loose stool, reduce dosing. Omega fish oil- I like combinations of omega 3 and omega 7 for their anti-inflammatory effects. Up to 5000 mg. Vitamin D- If levels are low, can help with back pain. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: It's not a listed side effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is steroid nerve block contradicted if sciatic nerve pain is caused by tumor compression? How long does the pain relief usually last?
What is a nerve block? Have herniated disc thats caused pinched nerve. Will nerve block use steroids?.Steroids cause me to have sleeplessness.
Nerve block: Nerve blocks are spinal injections which are localized to specific lumbar nerve roots - often done for diagnostics purposes. These typically do use steroids, but most of the steroid will stay local at the site of the injection, so the chance of systemic effects such as sleeplessness is lower than that of an oral or IV steroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no: Traditionally, lyrica (pregabalin) helps primarily for neuropathic pain and so was used for conditions such as diabetic neuropathy. But lyrica (pregabalin) has now been approved for fibromyalgia, which is characterized by pain coming firm the muscles, facia, and other superficial soft tissues. So it would lead one to think it can help although the mechanism is not clear. ...Read more
What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?
Can the pain reducing effects of tramadol lessen over time? What other medication could help control cervical spondylosis pain? Tried neurontin (gabapentin)...
Tramadol is a good: Drug because it works through many mechanisms. The next step up from that is Nucynta (tapentadol) which is available when tramadol no longer helps. You can ask your doctor about other non-opiod medications to be used in conjunction with the opiods for optimal pain relief. ...Read more
NSAIDs vs Tylenol (acetaminophen): Aleve and Ibuprofen area non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a anti-pyretic medication used to reduce pain and fever, however tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain: 1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) 2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril) 3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc) i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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