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Is Gabapentin effective for neck pain?

I have severe nerve pain in my neck on the right side going down to my shoulder. I am working with a physical therapist. I also have hydrocordone from a previous surgery. Am I able to take gabapentin along with 5 mg of hydrocodone? Or will the Gabapentin work on the neck nerve pain alone?
Wed, 10 Jan 2018
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Dear patient
Gabapentin is prescribed for radicular pain due to nerve compression. It relieves neurological pain with tingling and numbness. For neck pain you should take tab ultracet twice a day with gabapentin. Hydrocodone is steroidal drug helps to relieve chemical neuritis and can be taken for such pains.
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Is Gabapentin effective for neck pain?

Dear patient Gabapentin is prescribed for radicular pain due to nerve compression. It relieves neurological pain with tingling and numbness. For neck pain you should take tab ultracet twice a day with gabapentin. Hydrocodone is steroidal drug helps to relieve chemical neuritis and can be taken for such pains.