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Severe pain from DDD

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hello! This is my first post. I came across your site while searching for information on alternative pain management. My best friend has had DDD for quite a few years and Fusion surgery will soon be the last resort. Surgery is scheduled for Nov. 18th. The problem is that he is in alot of pain and will no longer take meds because he had a bad experience with the medication. I would like to find other alternatives to deal with the pain better. I would really appreciate any help with this. Thank you for listening.
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  • What type of treatment have you tried? Do you see a pain management doc? They can offer all sorts of conservative treatments. You are right not to jump in to surgery. It does not always stop the pain and should be left as a very last resort. Good luck and please keep us posted.
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. please check out Conditions and Treatments at the top of the forum page. it may give you some added information. you are such a good friend to be by your friend's side. i am sure he can really use your help right now. >:D< good luck in the future! Jenny :)
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