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!