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Is there a new drug for nerve pain called Nupenta or Numenta?

Is there a new drug for nerve pain called Nupenta or Numenta? I have osteoarthritis with calcium deposits in the cervical area. The orthopedist says he cannot help - referred me to a pain center. Facet injections have not relieved the pain. I am taking Neurontin, Robaxin, Plaquinil and Norco. The drugs impair my ability to function with brain/memory fog and unsteady walking. Is there a drug called Numenta or Nupenta that is currently being prescribed for neck pain. What are the chances that nerve ablation will help me and relieve the chronic pain and stiffness?
Sat, 30 Apr 2011
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hello ,

welcome to helathcare magic forum

wuld like to suggest to start up with homoeopathic medications as the medicines stated by your arent helping according to your expectations , so better start a treatment which can relieve you from cervial pain n stiffness, any painkillers can help you out for certain time duration , homoeopathiv medicnes are very safe , effective and time tested without any side effects . progression of the disease will be takecare of , just consult an homoeopath

wish u good helath always ! takecare.
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I spoke with my Dr about this drug, Nucynta, and he prescribed it since many other drugs were not alleviating the pain. It is chemiclly related to Ultram (Tramadol).
Thanks for your input.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Swetal Bhavsar's  Response
What is the reason for your nerve pain ? Ask your doctor for a perfect diagnosis & get the cause treated.
Don't try new drugs. I prefer old and time proven drugs.
Dr. Swetal D Bhavsar
9820927376
swetal@in.com
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