I also take neurontin/gabapentin for the nerve damage in my legs (both of them) and have been on it for about 4-5 yrs now. And yes it does take care of the nerve pains in my legs (don't really notice in my back as i have severe chronic pains).
I noted you said as long as you take the med the pain stops - yes it does, but boy if I miss a dose I start noticing pains in my legs and realize I missed my dose. So it does really help.
I've also spoke to members on this support group that take Lyrica and have experienced the same results.
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I have been taking Gabapentin for about 4 yrs now. Just be sure that you are taking a low dose (usually 300mg a day) for a couple of weeks then slowly increased dose over a couple of months until a therapeutic dose is reached for you.
Surgery should always be the last resort after all other treatments have been done and failed. there is no guarantee on any type of surgery but for the most part spine surgery will correct disc(s) problems but can only be hopeful to reduce pains.
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