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Why Is Neurontin Usually Given For Nerve Pain And Not Bruises Or Other Injuries
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
What are some of the reasons for both shoulders hurting in a child? No swelling or bruising and don't seem to be severe pain
Likely causes for severe middle back pain that's neg. on scans and not responsive to PT, TENS, or injections? Also leg numbness and bladder problems.
Varies: Presumably you have had a negative MRI of the thoracic spine, which is good at ruling out major structural causes there. Other possibilities include vascular causes, non spinal neurological conditions, and involvement of other areas of the central nervous system. Consider seeing a neurologist if you have not seen one. ...Read more
What is the likely cause for the NSLBP? And considering Wenden with drugs he is in 9/10 pain would nerve blocks or other procedures be helpful?
In therapy for scatic nerve issue not working allergic to nsaids and ibuprofen. Is there a procedure to decompress the nerve? In alot of pain.
Yes.: Sciatic nerve problems are usually caused by disk disease. The most portant treatment is physical therapy and avoiding lifting or injuring your back. There are other medication choices in addition to the NSAIDs as well as injections for pain. Surgery is not an affective long term treatment but can be used to control pain if nothing else works. ...Read more
Is there anything that can cause severe hip and thigh pain after being in bed for more than an hr.?
Is it common for shingles to cause loss of hearing and balance problems and is it permanent? It's been 5 mos, still have discomfort and need pain meds
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: Ramsay hunt syndrome occurs when herpes zoster causes facial paralysis and rash on the ear (herpes zoster oticus) or in the mouth. Symptoms: severe ear pain and hearing loss, ringing in the ear, loss of taste, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. May also cause a mild inflammation in the brain. The dizziness /hearing loss may last for weeks, but resolves usually, face paralysis may not resolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Neurontin (gabapentin) useful for joint pain or just nerve pain? Is it safe to take if you have CREST syndrome?
CREST & Neurontin (gabapentin): Hello. Neurontin (gabapentin) is useful for joint and nerve pain. It boils down to the type of pain you have. Stabbing, burning, pins & needles, tingling, electric, numbness, etc. type symptoms usually respond to Neurontin (gabapentin). It's safe to take with CREST Syndrome. Rare for Neurontin (gabapentin) to exacerbate CREST symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband needs pain relief for sore shoulder joints. What would be helpful, but not cause the reaction that naproxen caused?
Need more info: What reaction did it cause? That info would be very helpful. Also, have the shoulders been thoroughly evaluated? If so, what is the cause of the pain? ...Read more
Brachioradialis muscle very sore. Affects both arms. No history of trauma or overuse. Has been a month. Some neck pain. What might be the cause?
No but the position: Your head and neck was held along with the length that you were under anesthesia as well as any underlying cervical spine conditions may lead to this symptom complex. If it persists, let your physician know to see if any treatment may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elbow pain now radiating into shoulder. Have used NSAIDs and an armband but not much seems to help. Any other recommendations?
Can osteoarthritis cause one limb to be shorter then other? My father is having tingling and sharp pain in the same limb. Is that nerve damage as wel
If nerves are what transmit pain, why do some medications work only on neuropathic pain (gabapentin) and some work on muscle related? (tylenol)
Different reasons: "neuropathic pain" generally refers to pains that are either generated by, or result from, disordered nerves involved in the transmission of pain. "normal" pains, such as aches from strained muscles, suggest tissue injury; that's the function of a normal pain reporting system of nerves. Anti-neuropathic pain medications work best on disordered nervous systems, common analgesics best on normal ones. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have read that twitching is only a concern if muscle weakness is present. Can pain in knees and other joint pain along with twitching be weakness?
Disc regenerative therapy. I see that it's mainly used for lumbar issues. Can it be used for cervical problems as well? Any side effects of drt?
Find pain generator: The concept of disk "regeneration" is questionable. Moreover, the scientific evidence that the disc itself (as opposed to the surrounding structures) can be the pain generator, is limited. In contrast, the fact that the nerve roots can be affected by displaced ; leaking disc is universally recognized. Be 100% sure where your pain generator is before you go for any invasive procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very bad nerve pain in my feet caused by chemo. High daily doses of Neurontin (gabapentin) does not relieve the pain. Is there a surgical tx ?
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
Pain in shins for the last 4years that are getting worse, but not shin splints, what is possibly wrong? And will i need any type of surgery?
Probable answer is n: Usually the muscle insertion can become inflamed stretching prior to activity with a cool down period can help. ...Read more
How is gabapentin for burning in legs, feet etc caused by back pain from spinal lumbar stenosis? And is yes, is it worth the side effects?
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