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Spinal Neuropathy Treatment

Jan 8, 2005

What are the current treatment regimens. I have beeen using neurontin, but it is only partially effectuve. Due to a spinal cord infection which caused paraplegia I have sensory neuropathy in the buttocks area which results in unbearable pain if I sit in my wheelchair for more than an hour at a time.

Response from Dr. Henry

There are a number of new or investigational treatment options for neuropathy. Cymbalta is helpful in some patients. Prospaptide O and high strength capsaicin are under study for peripheral neuropathy. I often seek consultation from paain specialist (often they utilize acupuncture and other non-traditional therapies) and neurologies to maximize the relief that can be obtained. KH

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