Mrs. Miller is diagnosed with neuropathic pain and the decision is made to start her on an anticonvulsant, gabapentin.
Q23. What is the evidence for the use of anticonvulsants in SCI pain?
1. Gabapentin and pregabalin improve neuropathic pain post SCI. (Level 1 evidence).
2. Lamotrigine may improve neuropathic pain in incomplete spinal cord injury(level 4 evidence).
For more information, please see: Anticonvulsants.