Your doctor has prescribed this treatment for you in order to treat your nerve (neuropathic) pain.

This type of pain is often described as burning, stabbing and aching or as being like an electric shock; there may be no apparent injury that is causing the pain. However, it may arise from an attack of shingles, or nerve damage following an accident, injury or surgery.

This leaflet is designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about this treatment.