Neurology Community
Different Types of Neuropathies and treatment
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Different Types of Neuropathies and treatment

My husband has idiopathic axonal sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy.  At this stage, the only treatment is for pain management.  I have seen ads for Lyrica and Cymbalta, but they specify effectiveness only for diabetic neuropathy.  Would either of these medications be effective for my husband?  Is there a difference in treating neuropathy due to its cause? Presently he takes Neurontin, Elavil, Tramadol and Oxycontin. He receives the medications from his internist.  We live close enough to Stanford to take a trip to the pain clinic there.  The internist discouraged us.  Would that hold any hope for better pain management?

Thanks in advance
Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn
I have had neck surgery and fusion at c5-c6c7 and have been on alot of different med for pin and needles in arm and hand and neck area. i have taken neurtion and elvail and vicodin and durgessis patches for pain for almost 4yrs. I'm on lycria and clymbata and durgessis patches, but i have seen a difference since  the change over of the meds. The same meds that work on the problems you spoke of work on the our pain. i now have another pinch nerve. if you are that close to a pain management center i would go and try anything instead of all the meds . Beleive me i have tried injections and blocks to get releif. i want pain management to get me off the pain killers daily. there are pain specialist that don't use meds.
good luck
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
620923_tn?1426651955
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
209987_tn?1418913008
Blank
tschock
AB