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What's the best way to deal with chronic nerve and back pain ?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Nerve & back pain

There is no such thing as one best way for chronic pain management whether it's nerve pain or back pain as every individual is unique.
In general, chronic pain has different pain pathway mechanisms and responds differently than acute pain. Antiseizure meds such as Neurontin or lyrica, (pregabalin) and antidepressant meds such as cymalta or Amitriptyline can be considered. Physical therapy can help.

In brief: Nerve & back pain

There is no such thing as one best way for chronic pain management whether it's nerve pain or back pain as every individual is unique.
In general, chronic pain has different pain pathway mechanisms and responds differently than acute pain. Antiseizure meds such as Neurontin or lyrica, (pregabalin) and antidepressant meds such as cymalta or Amitriptyline can be considered. Physical therapy can help.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Pain management is useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. OMT can be very effective. A strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience!
Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nerve and back pain

The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement .
.. The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Nerve and back pain

The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement .
.. The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
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