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Nerve relaxers

AnonymousUserAnonymousUser Posts: 51,513
edited 06/11/2012 - 1:24 PM in Pain Management
Hello All
I'm new to the Forum, have DDD with Spondolithesis L4-5 terrible nerve pain, due to go to Pain management early Dec for eval. Have been thru the hoops of specialists and doctors. Surgery not an option. Trying to work to lose 50 pounds. Is there a tablet to relax the nerves that anyone has heard of? I dont want injections :S
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  • There are nerve pain medicines to help nerve pain like lyrica and neurotin,and if you could put a search on the internet and will find natural nerve relaxers...
  • There are a few excercises for stretching for sciatic pain if you have that, under physio headlines above. There is flexeril and others for muscle relaxants. I'm on amitriptyline for nerve pain also. I've had trigger therapy injections for my back and epidurals and they seem to help a little. I need to lose weight also and not a candidate for surgery either. Heat has helped me alot I have a platinum infrared heating pad well worth the expense of almost $300. I hope your family Dr. could prescribe some meds to help you. I hope your meeting with the PM Dr. goes well. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Please be cautious about applying heat to relieve pain. #:S Heat does a wonderful job of relaxing your body but it will also cause extra inflammation to the area possibly adding pressure to nerves already in a tight spot. I would always go to bed with a heating pad but could never figure out why I hurt so much the next day, so I applied more heat. I’m not a professional but I have always been advised from my Dr and previous Chiropractor to use ice packs. It sure is not comfortable at first and if too cold feels like it's burning but after a while you get accustomed to it. Once you cool things down and the inflammation is at a minimum, then I would take a muscle relaxer and find myself with a wide range of motion and less pain. I would always need to remind myself not to overdo anything at this time because you would pay for it later. Also, take advantage of that time to do the stretching or exercises as directed by the doc. It's a whole additional routine but the results are mostly positive and this is something that’s free to do. Best of luck!

  • My Infrared platinum heating pad is at a low temp so not to burn. It was a prescription by the pain management Doctor which was good so I didn't pay any taxes for it. That's a good point though about the inflammation from heat. I may try some ice too. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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