Pain Management/Cesamet

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I have been prescribed Cesamet for neuropathic foot pain. I have been taking this for 3 weeks and I don't find it to have any effect. Is this a medication that is only effective after time or should it have worked by now ? I don't wish to continue to take it without good reason. Risk of addiction and other side effects etc.

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Hi, Russell,

Drugs for pain are the half-measure commonly prescribed by doctors. They do nothing for the cause, but only mask the pain so tissue damage may occur without inconvenience -- until later.

Neuropathic is just a hundred-dollar word for saying, caused by the nerves. Well, the nerves only report what's going on.

So, find out what that is.

Meanwhile, you may do the following exercise to remove the most common cause of foot pain.
http://somatics.com/video_pages/calf_stretch_replacement_video.htm

See, also, the foot pain entry on this page: http://somatics.com/conditions.htm  

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Lawrence Gold

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Experience

In practice since 1990. Two years on staff at a hospital Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.

Publications
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, American Journal of Pain Management, Somatics: Magazine-Journal of the Mind-Body Arts and Sciences. More complete listing at somatics.com/gold.htm

Education/Credentials
Certifications: Hanna Somatic Education, the Dr. Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration (partial list)

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