One of the most common conditions in the developed world is back pain, especially low back pain. It is estimated almost 80% of the adults in America have had significant back pain at some point in their life. Specialists who treat pain will often quip that it is likely 100% of adults have back pain issues at some point, it’s just that the other 20% won’t admit it.
Treating nerve pain can be difficult because everyone's body responds to pain and medications differently. Oftentimes, the best treatment is not necessarily medication but working with a good physical therapist that tailors a program to your specific issues. Research has shown that even regular exercise can help with nerve pain (and really, any kind of pain).