After years of going to specialist, and having 4 MRI's on my Neck, Shoulder, Lowerback, and UpperBack. All MRI's show Bulging disc's pinched nerves, degeneration disc disease, herniated disc's, osteoarthritis and Bone Spurs. Just went on Gabapintin. BUT here is my question 1. Does Gabapintin just mask the Pain??? 2. Are Muscle Spasm's still there, but you don't feel the pain and tightness? What exactly does this medication do to pinched and damaged nerves??? Thank You
Hi LAKE, my name is Liz, I am on Gabapantin, plus a handful of other meds. I have all of your same conditions. Gabapantin is usually given to people that suffer seizure activity (my husband is on it for that). I take it for sciatica pain. It works on the nervous system, and helps to calm the nerves down so the pain is not so severe. I do still have muscle spasms, I take Robaxin for that. Hope this helps. Let me know how you are doing. L
Lake; Gabapentin really is used more for nerve pain than anything many people taking this medication it works wonders for the nerve pain and the spasms from the nerve areas no matter where they are. But it does take some time to work and could be many dose adjustments most as they get used to it well take from 900mg in divided doses to in the 3000mg but the doctor well tapers you up.slowly.at this time, this is the best answer to help with chronic nerve pains. Hope it works for you just give it time. and have a good weekend.
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