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What are effective prescription drugs for chronic pain?
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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
Chronic pain can be difficult to treat.
What works for one person might not work for someone else. If you have chronic pain it is best to see a pain specialist to go over the various options. Some would include nsaids and anti-depressants. Narcotics are usually a last resort due to the risk of dependence, tolerance, and addiction.

In brief: Many options
Chronic pain can be difficult to treat.
What works for one person might not work for someone else. If you have chronic pain it is best to see a pain specialist to go over the various options. Some would include nsaids and anti-depressants. Narcotics are usually a last resort due to the risk of dependence, tolerance, and addiction.
Dr. Karl Haake
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on cause
There is no single answer. For neuropathic pain medications like Cymbalta (duloxetine) and kyrica may help.
For fibromyalgia muscle relaxers and exercise help. After a broken bone an opioid may help. With arthritic conditions (or other inflammatory causes) an anti-inflammatory is best.

In brief: Depends on cause
There is no single answer. For neuropathic pain medications like Cymbalta (duloxetine) and kyrica may help.
For fibromyalgia muscle relaxers and exercise help. After a broken bone an opioid may help. With arthritic conditions (or other inflammatory causes) an anti-inflammatory is best.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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