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Back Problems board

You really do need to see a spine specialist, meaning an ortho. or neuro. surgeon who work on spines at least 75% of the time. As for Lyrica, I know some who swear by it, so it might be worth a try. I, on the other hand, take Neurontin and it is the same, in that some people get excellent results from it and others have side affects. I have been on it for 3 years and get 90 % relief. So, don't hesitate to try a medication, knowing that there are other meds. that you can try, if one doesn't work. My Dr. explained to me that he was going to start me out on a low dose, and slowly up it, until we got to a level that worked. This way, I did not get any side affects, but it did take about a month before I got the full benefit of it. So, if you are started at a low dose, do determine that it doesn't work until you are up to the full stregnth.

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