I just had a tumor removed from my nerve root @ C7. Lyrica has totally helped with the pain. I also take Vicodin but the Lyrica helps with the pain from the nerve damage. I lost sensation and strength in my left hand-the Lyrica seems to help with the movement of my left fingers.
neurontin is a medication for epileptics. there is a class action lawsuit because this drug has been perscribed outside of its intention....like for nerve pain. resaearch it thouroughly. i wouldnt take it. i had a fusion and got better (4 years of good then i ruptured anohter disc and just had another fusion) i have gotten relief from medrol but it didnt last. good luck
I have been on Lyrica since Sept. 7-07. I have had no side affects and to me Lyrica has been most benificial with the pain onsetted by removal of nerve root tumor on c7. I couldn't get my script once and went two days without, then my left hand curled in, tingles and pain is deep seems like into the bone. I take 300mgs a day.
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