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Is lyrica (pregabalin) a good treatment for nerve pain?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) a good treatment for nerve pain?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an effective medicine for treatment of various neuropathic or nerve generated pain such as post herpetic neuralgia (shingles). As with all anti-neuropathic medicines the response varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for siatic nerve pain?

What is the best treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Injections: First of all the definition of true sciatic pain is low back pain that radiates down the back of your leg, usually all the way down to your lower leg/foot. Pain in the buttocks is not sciatica. Sciatica is an irritation of one or more of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Depending on severity and duration of symptoms, physical therapy, meds and/or injections may help. ...Read more

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Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sciatic nerve pain?

What is the best treatment for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo?  Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

Unclear: Unfortunately there is no clear way to prevent chemo-associated neuropathy. Some medications such as steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, or antidepressants may be helpful. Vitamin supplementation with b-complex or folate (folic acid) may also be helpful. Your oncologist may have recommendations specific to your type of chemotherapy, and all supplements should be discussed before taking to avoid interactions. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and  knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

See a pain doctor: Narcotics are not the best medications for nerve pain. There are many better medications. Spinal cord stimulators are used for pain after back surgeries. See an interventional pain physician and they can help come up with a plan. ...Read more

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What treatment can u get for nerve pain in the palate, have been on all tabs and they don't give no relief, pain 24-7 :) help please thankyou x?

What treatment can u get for nerve pain in the palate, have been on all tabs and they don't give no relief, pain 24-7 :) help please thankyou x?

See your doctor: Pain in your palate can come from an abscessed tooth periodontal infection sinus problems even a nerve problem which is not related to your teeth or gums you may wind up seeing a dentist, an ENT physician and if no results a neurologist. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best treatment for pinched neck nerve w/pain extending to shoulder blades, etc?

Not pinched nerve: Neck pain (disc or facet joint mediated) will often refer pain to the shoulder blades. Pinched nerve roots in the neck will usually cause pain down the arm. Upper neck levels will cause nerve pain radiation to the shoulder or into the head. Unless you have concerning neurological compromise (ie weakness, myelopathy/spinal cord injury signs), then pt is appropriate first step. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is there for paresthesias or nerve pain?

What kind of treatment is there for paresthesias or nerve pain?

Medications: Some medications can help. Injections can also help. ...Read more

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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