• catherine catherine
    March 10, 2011
    Burning pain in lower back, left side
    catherine catherine
    March 10, 2011

    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
    March 11, 2011
    Cort
    Health Guide
    March 10, 2011

    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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