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Hello everyone! So, I've been seen by two doctors about lower back pain. MRI showed subarticular disc protrusion and severe bilateral facet arthrosis; compression of the L-5 nerve root and mild bilateral neuroforaminal stenosis (meaning my back really hurts!). My GP prescribed Gabapenin 300mg 3x/day; and the Spine Specialist (referred to by my GP) prescribed Cyclobenzaprine (5 MG 3x/day). The PT I've seen (referred to by the Spine Specialist) thought I should go with the Gabapentin because my leg often goes numb. So I've been giving this one a go and holding off on the Cyclobenzaprine. I've not seen any relief with the Gabapenin, though it's only been a week. So... anyone have any advice or recommendation? Anyone with experience with either of these two drugs. Thanks in advance for your response - it's truly appreciated.