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Q: Burning pain in lower back, left side

I have diabetes and a bad nerve on the lower left side of my back. The pain from it also shoots to the front. I am taking Percocet for it, but what else can I do? It iis not sciatica; it burns and sometimes I can't move. 

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Cort, Health Guide
3/11/11 10:33pm

We are the pain group so your question certainly fits here but I wonder if the Diabetes section on Health Central might be another place to look for help as well. You can find them here

http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/?ic=1102

 Neuropathic pain can be difficult to treat but there are quite a few options. Make sure that you doctor is aware of your problem and is looking at the different options. They can range from anti-seizure medications to anti-depressants to anti-anxiety drugs and more; all these drugs can be helpful in treating nerve pain. Good luck!  

Here are some other links on nerve pain that might be useful:

Nerve Pain at a Glance

Neuralgia – An Overview

What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?

 

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By catherine, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 03/10/11