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    Old 07-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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    Help! Nerve Pain in leg

    Hi board --

    I'm wondering if anyone has found any ways to get nerve pain relief. My nerve pain is excruciating from my knee to my foot in my right leg. Also experiencing significant atrophy.

    I have a disc bulge/protrusion at L5/S1 impinging S1 nerve root.

    Painkillers don't help the nerve pain at all. Wondering if anyone has found any ways to lay down, ice, anything to help take the nerve pain away that I could try.

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    Old 07-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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    Re: Help! Nerve Pain in leg

    Are you having surgery to decompress the nerve?

     
    Old 07-25-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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    The DRs all feel like its still not serious enough for surgery. Just last week my neurosurgeon said he was alarmed by my muscle strength loss but still said "were not there yet" meaning on the verge of surgery to decompress.

     
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    Re: Help! Nerve Pain in leg

    I suffered 3 years with this type of pain. The thing that worked best for me and was a lifesaver was gabapentin. I am sorry you are in such pain and can't get relief. Also I used Salon pas pain patches that you can buy at most grocery or big box store. Stuck one down at the area of the disc on my left side since it was the side that had the issues.

    I think these 2 things helped me the most. Hopefully you won't have to suffer much longer.

     
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    Everything you try will provide temporary relief at most. Some people get relief from cold gel packs/ice applied over the disc. Usually to be effective, it has to be applied fairly often, not just once or twice. I got relief from lying on the floor on my back(no pillow) with my legs (from knee to heels) up on the couch.

     
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    I take nortriptyline for nerve pain which seems to help quite a bit. It doesn't relieve all the pain, but does do a better job than just painkillers alone.

     
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    Hello there! I have narrowing at the L5-S1 disc and have extreme nerve pain from my knee to my toes. The only thing that has helped take the edge off of the pain is Lyrica. (pregabalin).

     
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