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No Morphine for curved spine?

patti180ppatti180 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Pain Medications
I am currently taking 15 mg of Morphine Sulfate ES - which I have doubled a dose because the 15 mg did nothing for me. I looked up the side effects and interactions etc and it said should not be given to patients with curved spine - well that is one of my many problems. Does anyone know why that is?

Thank you.


  • If you're having pain and your Dr. ordered the MS Contin you may well need to take it. That could be a general warning the manufacturers give. You really need to speak with your Dr. about this.

    Also did your Dr. double the dose? I had to see my Dr. a few times to get the dose to tolerable and it takes a long time and a lot of communication with your Dr. as well as seeing a spine specialist like an Orthopedic Surgeon and getting Physiotherapy and a Pain Management Dr. also for a chronic pain issue meaning lasting more than 6 months.

    Please fill out your history or signature line about 5 lines so we can help you better. Take care and hope you get some relief let us know will you? 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
  • The only spinal condition which is a well known contraindication for morphine is kyphoscoliosis.. It's listed in the drug information with all morphine products, So I'm assuming this is your particular condition? This is often accompanied by chronic hypoventilation and possible GI issues - Morphine and any typical opioid may excacerbate this. due to their effect on brainstem CO2 sensitivity (producing respiratory depression) AND their effect on gastrointestinal motlity.

    If this is not your particlar diagnosis however, then I wouldn't worry.
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