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Questions about pain meds

Hello Everyone :-)

Yes, I'm new here, so let me apologize if this question has been asked and answered before. I did look and couldn't find anything.

I have cervical spinal stenosis and also osteoarthritis in my neck vertebrae affecting the branch nerves that go down my arms.

I don't care what ANYONE says, neurologist, orthopedist, etc and etc, the normal and natural human reaction to pain is to avoid it, and when that pain is serious to severe and goes on for a long time, a person gets more and more desperate. If that pain is coming from inside one's own body, you have a real problem on your hands.

We hear constantly about the dangers of pain medications, addiction, liver damage, kidney damage, etc and on and on. But what is the flip side of this? What is the effect of serious to severe ongoing pain on the body? I'm no doctor, but i know it can't be good.

I am in my middle 50's. I am dealing with serious to severe pain, and to top it off my condition is progressive, it's only going to get worse over time.

So my questions are- Why aren't there better therapies and treatments for pain? How does one find information on legitimate cutting edge and experimental new treatments and therapy for pain? And please don't post any quack stuff like accupuncture, herbs, and related stuff. I want to stick to legitimate therapies.

Thank you :-)
We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it. - the zen of Piglet


  • Hi. Has surgery been offered by any of your doctors ?

    Are you seeing a pain specialist, What they have to offer is all we got, Meds and injections or surgery is sadly there cuting edge pain treatment,

    Yes pain meds nobody wants always the worry of liver damage and such, But yes serious chronic pain will cause just as much damage if not more so Dailey stress on the heart and organs from living in pain,

    Your best option is maybe talk to a pain specialist and work with him or consider surgery if that's an option ,

    Best of luck, sorry no simple solution to this as if there was none of us would be here,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,832
    the thousands of other members on this site.
    Let me by blunt there really isn't any one magic pill to take care of all your problems Even though you dont want to hear it, the only way to manage pain is to use a combinations of actions.
    This can be described by viewing: The Blend

    You are new here, so you haven't read or examined many of our threads. You will see that there are many leading ege techniques and procedures that are all designed to help manage one's pain.

    If you are opposed to some of the treatments you mentioned, you may be limited. To control and mange one's chroic pain, it to incorporate both the Western and Eastern views of medical treatment.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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