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How effective is lyrica (pregabalin) in treating sciatic pain?

Its ok. Would not be my first choice of a medication for sciatica. It may help to limit the amount of narcotics you need. Pregabalin is sometimes used for the treatment of chronic pain, neuropathic pain, perioperative pain, and migraine. Read more...
Not effective. In a recent study, pregabalin was shown to be no more effective than placebo for reducing sciatic leg pain. Rather, pregabalin was associated with my higher rate of side effects. A handful of studies have evaluated its use in back sciatica, and all conclude that it has minimal, if any, effects. It appears at least slightly less effective than amitriptyline, celecoxib, and tramadol/acetaminophen. Read more...

What treatment options are there for someone with permanent sciatic damage who can't take lyrica (pregabalin) or gapapetin?

Several options. Do understand issues with the drugs above. Alternative prescription items may be useful and tolerated: cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) Gralise perhaps. Maybe pain relief consistently with Butrans patch. Epidural steroids may help. Exercise using the mckenzie protocol often valuable. Have you considered osteopathy or chiropractic or acupuncture? Read more...
See below. I agree with dr. Machanic. I would add that in all of his ideas fail you could consider a spinal cord stimulator. http://www.controlyourpain.com/. Read more...

Have protuding disc l5s1\back/sciatic pain12months. On 600mg lyrica\30mg oxynorn for pain&waiting scs. Of late getting nausea\feel like fainting. Could I start fainting due to the pain? What causing this

Fainting causes. Fainting is a sense of impending loss of consciousness. Often from problem with circulation like low blood pressure, low heart rate, sometimes changes in blood sugar. Nausea may be one of the symptoms of a near faint, or near syncope. I would check your vital signs including blood pressure and heart rate that perhaps are being affected by medications. Read more...