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Celebrex is an NSAID, similar to Ibuprofen or Naproxen. The difference is that Celebrex is easier on your stomach, so it's preferred for long term use. My pain management doctor had me try it for a while, but it didn't do much for me. At $55 per 30 pill prescription, I asked him if I wouldn't be just as well off with over-the-counter ibuprofen, as I was mainly to take it during flareups.

The pain you're describing sounds more like nerve pain. There are meds especially for that, like Neurontin. You might want to ask your doctor if he thinks one of those meds would be appropriate for you.

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I took celebrex for a year but had to stop because it caused high blood pressure. It really didn't help with my leg pain. I now take neurontin (gabapentin) for the treatment of nerve pain.
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.