I have had back and hip pain for years. Got hurt several times working and when I was young could be the cause for the pain I suffer from now. I am age 67 and just plain cannot do what I once was able to do. If I sit down when working on something I have a hard time getting up.
I went to a doctor who was supposed to be the best. They did the X-ray and got same results I got from the local chiropractor , arthritis in my lower back. I thought it was my hip but the new doctor said it was my back. I told myself if this doctor give me Prednisone I was finished with him. Sure enough that's what he give along with Neurontin. I guess he wanted me to die a slow death
I told him I could not take Celebrex when I first got in his office. All the Prednisone every done to me was make me wired to no end. It did take the pain away but only for a few days. Same results with steroid shots so they are all out for me.
I cannot take the Advil's and Aleve's as I had a bleeding ulcer years ago. If I take even a baby aspirin my stomach starts to burn in about an hour so all those are out. I took Celebrex years ago and got great results but after a few years of taking them I started having stomach pains. I tried to take one a few weeks ago and the terrible burning pain started soon after so they are out also.
I had an Endoscopy last year to check for damage and the doc said all looked good, he said for me to try Celebrex. I tried the samples he give me and an hour later the burning started. I take Percocet 7.5/325 now as they give me a few hours where I can get through the day.
Is the pain because of my age ? I remember once when I worked for myself about 28 years ago all of sudden could not work with my hands because of terrible pain. I could not even hold a hammer. I called a friend who was a pharmacist and he told me to take two Advil's every 6 hours for a couple of days and see if the pain went away. It did leave and I was able to continue my work. Never really understood why all of sudden I had this pain in my hands? never had it again thank goodness but the back and hip pain is real on most days.