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Does Lyrica relieve ONLY neuropathic pain?

I've had Lyrica mentioned to me a few times but as far I know it only works for neuropathic pain like sciatica. Is that true? My back pain is supposedly just regular nociceptive pain, coming from degenerated bone and discs. Do these type of drugs help with that too? What has been your experience?


  • I took Lyrica on and off since 2006, and I found that it helped my nerve related pain but it also helped a bit with the mechanical pain as well.........didn't realize how much until I stopped it twice, thinking that it wasn't 'wprking' so well anymore.
  • I would concur with Sandi. It does a lot to reduce pain. I have tried to take med "holidays"; and soon realized how much it helps!
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  • That is good to hear. My grandfather had stenosis and Lyrica worked very well for him. My mother also took it for a pinched nerve and it worked like magic for her. My psychiatrist mentioned that the PM doc I'm going to see might prescribe Lyrica. I figured it only worked for nerve pain, whereas mine is more nociceptive according to my GP. I'm willing to try anything at this point.
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