I am suffering from chronic upper back pain from scoliosis. I have seen an orthopedic doctor once so far and he wanted to prescribe some NSAID's for the pain. The problem is I have Crohn's disease, so that makes NSAID's a no no.
Because of this the doctor prescribed a topical cream that has some muscle relaxers and pain relievers in it. So far after about 3 or 4 weeks of trying the topical cream I've determined that it doesn't actually work, at all. I get a little bit of relief from having the cream massaged into the muscles, but that's it.
At home I use a heating pad, but it's pretty much getting impossible to make it through an entire work day due to the back pain escalating throughout the day. I have been taking Tylenol arthritis, but it does little at best.
I just had some unrelated surgery a couple weeks ago and have been on Percocet since then for surgical pain, so that has eliminated my back pain, which has been a GREAT relief for the first time in a long time.
Is there anyone else in this type of situation? What has your doctor prescribed for you? What's worked for you?
Any feedback would be GREAT.