Is Pregabalin an Effective Treatment for Chronic Sciatica?

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A new study on using pregabalin for chronic and acute sciatica has had some disappointing results. Previously indicated as a good treatment for neuropathic pain, the study found no decrease in symptoms and multiple side effects in using it for sciatica. The study was done on more than 200 patients, most of whom completed the study. In comparison to the placebo group, the pregabalin group saw no improvement in symptoms, leaving the drug out of the running for sciatica treatment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Description of pregabalin’s use to combat various degrees of sciatica
  • pergabalin is shown to be a safe treatment when a test was conducted by an Australian trial
  • The article describes how the study was conducted and on what types of people

“Although previous research has found pregabalin to be effective against some types of neuropathic pain, this study suggests that pregabalin is not appropriate for the treatment of sciatica”

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