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Today’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine posted results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of pregabalin in patients with sciatica.  Pregabalin is used to relieve pain from damaged nerves.  After my back surgery when I continued to have pain along my sciatica nerve my doctor put me on this medication.  I  was on it for several months and I did not think it helped me.  And now comes NEJM with their conclusion: ineffective! I concur!