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DRG (Dorsal root ganglion)

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Aug 2, 2021 | Replies (16)

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Hello Lori, thank you for sharing your experience with Abbott DRG. I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work for you. Didn't you try the trial for 5 to 7 days before you had the permanent one implanted? You didn't get 50% relief with the trial How did they explain the burning in the lower torso after you had turned it off? Can you tell me where you had chronic pain before trying DRG? I know I'm asking a lot of questions. I'm considering DRG. My pain is in my toes from 2 prior surgeries on my toes .I just started taking Benfotiamine 180mg today.
I'm happy you finally got relief.

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@martyk I had the DRG due to extreme pain in the balls of my my feet and toes; constant throbbing, stabbing, burning. My trial lasted for 9 days. Only did days 6-9 seem to bring my pain down by about 50%. The first days of the trial, I had no relief. In retrospect, this was probably not consistent enough to have the DRG surgery, but I did. My pain doctor thought perhaps that my torso burning was that the neuropathy spread. I was devastated, as that much burning was excruciating. I accidentally discovered Benfotiamine, and I would say that with 2 days, I was free of burning and pain for most of the day. When I do have pain, it is mild, and brief. I would imagine I had low thiamine, as the Benfotiamine worked magically for me. I take 600 mg. a day. It has changed my life. LoriRenee1