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Author Topic: Gabapentin and the treatment of chronic neuropathic sciatic pain  (Read 20162 times)

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Gabapentin and the treatment of chronic neuropathic sciatic pain
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2007, 12:32:57 PM »
Hmmm, I'd still go to the labour dept or whaever it is called in the UK and let them deal with it. You don't have to see the employers again about it. At least they might put you on benefits for the time being.

I'd call the CC company and explain your predicament. They will work something out there.

Check out the SI Joint info on the net as I suggested and go that way initially to see how you go because if that is the problem it can be like turning a light switch off.

Good luck,
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Re: Gabapentin and the treatment of chronic neuropathic sciatic pain
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2007, 02:26:50 PM »
I had to have an amblulence 2 days ago,they did all sorts of tests on me,I had to lay in a cat scan tunnel thing,I couldn't hear what they were saying clearly cos of my pain for over an hour aswell,not nice at all,they have found out my problem and I have one crushed disc and 5 prolapsed discs. I will never work again they said.
All they can do is give me injections into the bottom of my spine to relieve my pain four times a year that is.
I don't think I can take much more of this,I can apply for Incapacity they said to help me with an income

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Re: Gabapentin and the treatment of chronic neuropathic sciatic pain
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2007, 06:08:26 PM »
I would be filing a claim against your employers insurance as well Gareth. They couldn't do much worse to you.
There are operations where they can remove discs and even insert artificial ones so you need to do more research on it and present things to the surgeons rather than let them fob you off with such a negative prognosis. You will find lots of info on the net. At least if you have the employers insurance paying you can get expert care and they will be able to do a lot for you. Go and see an experienced compensation solicitor and see what they say, you can put the whole thing in their hands and never have to deal direct with your employer.

Good luck,
Steve

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Re: Gabapentin and the treatment of chronic neuropathic sciatic pain
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2007, 09:42:57 AM »
Hi Gareth,
You talk about the NHS so you must be in UK. Where do you live? If you're anywhere near North Dorset, I could come and see you and see if I can help release any muscles that are in spasm. I've had to work on people on the floor and wedged in chairs so I'm sure we could manage something.

Regards Megan

 

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