I just saw my surgeon for my increasing cervical pain - it's due to bad arthritic facet joints, left side worst at C2/3 and right side worst at C3/4. He wants to do injections (they never helped my lumbar facets, fyi) but since my insurance makes getting them very expensive, he's agreed to try conservative measures such as some PT and meds until I either simply can't take it another minute or I get a job with good insurance.
So, on top of my pain and muscle relaxant meds, he's added Mobic 15mg (generic, meloxicam) 1 daily for inflamation and Lidoderm patches 5% 30s.
Can some of you please tell me about these new medications, problems you may have had, side effects, useful tips, etc? I've been on anti-inflams before, but not this particular one and I know absolutely nothing about the patches.
Thanks for any help you guys can share with me.
PS I thought there was a thread on here about the lidoderm patches, but I can't find it and I might have been thinking of Mary's thread about duragesic patches which are different.