Emory University was looking for a way to control pain in people who needed to be ‘sharp’ at work, meaning, pilots, firemen, surgeons, and didn’t want to use narcotics for pain. So they started putting three medications together and got pretty good results. Well, I was exposed to this with a back patient I used to know, and I observed that they were using medicines that we use in dogs!
But it was the combination that I thought was cool – so I put them together in dogs and started getting really good results.
The meds are Deramax, Tramadol and Gabapentin.
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Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.