Not all nerve pain is helped by gabapentin. It seems to help those with peripheral neuropathy, but it doesn't touch my spinal nerve pain that is felt in shoulder and other body parts.
There are tests that can be done to see if the pain is a local nerve entrapment: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p431.html
The link doesn't seem to work if you just click on it, but it does work if you copy and paste in google search or just at the top of your search page as a url.
Post Edited (Alcie) : 8/6/2014 8:59:39 AM (GMT-6)