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Suggest treatment for diabetic neuropathy

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Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Question: what can help non diabetic neuropathy? I have been nerve tested and told it's probably caused by scar tissue from several back operations.It is quite painful and affectis my walking and standing.
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
about neuroapthy treatment :

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
The treatment of non diabetic neuropathy is similiar to that of diabetic neuropathy.
Although neuropathic pain management remains challenging because the response to therapy varies considerably between patients, and pain relief is rarely complete, a majority of patients can benefit from monotherapy using a well-chosen agent or treatment that combines medications with different mechanisms of action.
You didn't mention if duloxetine is the only treatment you have tried but i would suggest to discuss with your treating physician to try other analgesics (amyltriptiline, pregabaline, gabapentine ect) or combine tablets until the pain is relieved.
Hope the information will be helpful.
Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
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Brief Answer: about neuroapthy treatment : Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking! The treatment of non diabetic neuropathy is similiar to that of diabetic neuropathy. Although neuropathic pain management remains challenging because the response to therapy varies considerably between patients, and pain relief is rarely complete, a majority of patients can benefit from monotherapy using a well-chosen agent or treatment that combines medications with different mechanisms of action. You didn't mention if duloxetine is the only treatment you have tried but i would suggest to discuss with your treating physician to try other analgesics (amyltriptiline, pregabaline, gabapentine ect) or combine tablets until the pain is relieved. Hope the information will be helpful. Kind regards, Dr.Mirjeta