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Is Gabapentin Prescribed For Chronic Back Pain?

i have a chronic back problem which is degenerative disc disease and curvature of the spine. My doctor has me on oxycodone 15mg up to 3 times a day and methadone 5mg 3 times a day. I have been on this same dosage for almost 4 years and it doesn't seem to work as well so she suggested gabapentin but i thought that was for seizures..any suggestions never mind, i thought this was a free site i already see my pain manager on a regular basis so i dont need to spend money on more of the same...thanks anyway
Fri, 31 May 2019
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Hello,

Gabapentin is prescribed in cases of a nerve root compression caused by the bulging discs. This helps in controlling the nerve compression related symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Is Gabapentin Prescribed For Chronic Back Pain?

Hello, Gabapentin is prescribed in cases of a nerve root compression caused by the bulging discs. This helps in controlling the nerve compression related symptoms. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon