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help with pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi im new to forum, i need help from anyone. ive been out of surgery spinsl disectomy w/fusionc5-6 for 10 mths now. they only gave ne a 30% chance of pain relief but a 90% CHANCE OF PARALAZED IF NOT sent me to pain dr put me on morphine sul FIFTEEN MG which doesnt even knock the edge of my pain have an appt next wk any ideas on better pain relief some say morphine every six hrs or stronger mg or would oxcodene wk better any help greatly appreciated


  • Hi Tn,

    Welcome to spine-health. You may have more answers placing this post in the pain medication forum and or pain management. Typically, it takes a combination of meds to get the right thing going. It has been my experience that pain meds don't do much for nerve pain. Have you tried any nerve meds such as lyrica, nuerotin, cymbalta to name a few. What about muscle relaxers what are you using in that category? Like i say it takes a combination and you and your doctor need to design those meds based on the type of pain you are having. Have they looked for what is causing this level of pain? What about PT and or trigger points to work in combination? Have they done a new emg study? I know for myself the damage to the nerves is permanent causing chronic radicloathy. In a effort to hold down the pain the combination is percocet, cymbalta, and soma in combination with trigger points and physical therapy. So your doctor should beable to design what will work for you based on your condition and pain. You may find it useful to write everything down before you go to the doc to keep the appointment on track. Good luck at the doctors and keep us posted. Once again welcome to spine health.
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