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Back Problems board

I take celebrex in addition to lyrica which was given to me after a fusion surgery I had in January. It is used in an attempt to control inflammation. Your doc is thinking that there is still inflammation from your surgery that may be causing swollen tissue to press on the nerve/s, and she's hoping the celebrex will allieviate the swelling and thus, get rid of the nerve pain you are still experiencing.

It's worth a try.
Celebrex is not indicated for nerve pain. It might work on nerve pain indirectly by keeping tissues from being inflammed. When inflamed, they swell in size and can put pressure on nerve endings and nerve roots, resulting in pain. This is how it works for arthritis of the spine, for instance. Lyrica and neurontin are the two drugs that are most commonly prescribed for nerve pain, as others have already said.