Thank you for posting your query.
It is unfortunate that you have been suffering from neuropathic pain
for more than 10 years, and various pain medications have only partially helped you. I did not see pregabalin
) in your list of medications used. If that is the case, you can give pregabalin a try, as many people improve with that.
Regarding spinal cord stimulator
, it is an excellent option for pain control, however, just like other pain relief measures, it succeeds only in a proportion of patients. In the best pain centres, acs implant may succeed in only about 60-70% of people.
I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.
Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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