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If I had nerve damage what would the treatment be?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain management

Nerve damage implies permanent damage so medications that help nerve pain are recommeded.
Post herpetic neuralgia (due to shingles) is a classic example of nerve pain which responds to Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin. Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Elavil & others) have be used for years to treat 'nerve pain' nerve blocks (injections) also are helpful.Surgery may help if the 'damage' is not yet permanent.

In brief: Pain management

Nerve damage implies permanent damage so medications that help nerve pain are recommeded.
Post herpetic neuralgia (due to shingles) is a classic example of nerve pain which responds to Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin. Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Elavil & others) have be used for years to treat 'nerve pain' nerve blocks (injections) also are helpful.Surgery may help if the 'damage' is not yet permanent.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management

In brief: Meds

Nerve pain medications in three main classes.
1. Calcium channel modulators auch as Gabapentin or pregabalin. 2. Serotonin/norepi reuptake inhibitors such as cymbalta, effexor, desipramine, nortriptylene. 3. Sodium channel blockers such as tegretol, trileptal, keppra, (levetiracetam) lamictal.

In brief: Meds

Nerve pain medications in three main classes.
1. Calcium channel modulators auch as Gabapentin or pregabalin. 2. Serotonin/norepi reuptake inhibitors such as cymbalta, effexor, desipramine, nortriptylene. 3. Sodium channel blockers such as tegretol, trileptal, keppra, (levetiracetam) lamictal.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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