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What treatments pain can you suggest other than painkillers?

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What treatments for nerve pain can you suggest other than painkillers?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 12 months ago.


These may have been tried but Lyrica or Neurontin are anti-seizure meds by

Class but help to modify and reduce central nervous system processing of pain...

These are not narcotics but often helpful for nerve caused type pain...

I hope that this is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

Let me know what you may have tried and further details as may be helpful

Best regards ---

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thanks Doctor, I tried neurotin but made me feel really bad. Lyrica I am afraid to take because of all the side effects. Are there any treatments to kill the nerve so it is not active all the time?
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 12 months ago.

Potentially you may consult an anesthesia specialist ...possible that procedure may be of help to you ...

You might benefit to TRY Lyrica --- everything has potential benefit vs side effects // generally that is going to be the case ....

I would suspect from what you describe that your best hope would be a combination ...I doubt there exists a magic bullet exactly ...

Chronic pain is a very difficult issue ...

Good luck to you ...

Let me know if you have further details to your situation...

Best regards,

Anthony Bray MD