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What is the best treatment for arachnoiditis im in so much pain im currently on 200mg of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) daily

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Non-opioids

For the burning pain associated with arachnoiditis, non-opioid pain meds may work better like membrane stabilizers (gabapentin) or some anti-depressents.
Patients also improve with spinal cord stimulation. I hope you do better soon. Talk to you doctor about the above options.

In brief: Non-opioids

For the burning pain associated with arachnoiditis, non-opioid pain meds may work better like membrane stabilizers (gabapentin) or some anti-depressents.
Patients also improve with spinal cord stimulation. I hope you do better soon. Talk to you doctor about the above options.
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