I had my first visit with Pain Mgt Nurse Practioner today. That had to be one of the most thorough exams I have received since I started having back problems 4 yrs ago. NP seems to be on same wave length, nerve damage and muscle spasm.
I am going to keep up my PT, of course. My medications were changed to MS Contin 15mg 2x's a day and Neurontin 300mg 3 x's a day Hydrocodone 7.5/500 for b/t pain. All the changes in hopes of controlling my pain so I can be more active. Walking 2 blocks daily and pt 2 x's a week aint getting it. I want to walk miles!! I am looking forward to seeing if this is more helpful. I have heard lots of bad things about the nerve medications, but I am willing to try just about anything. And a generic is a good thing for my wallet.
Onward and Forward! No looking back.
Thanks for reading,