I am being treated primarily for cervical neophytes. This involves muscle spasms, shooting nerve pain, burning, neck pain, headaches, hand pain & numbness, oh yes don't forget insomnia. I have been managing it with Vicodan daily with occasional use of Naproxen & Robaxin. I stay active & mind my posture and occasionally use a tense unit in recovery mode after pressure point applications. It's not perfect, but I managed.
Now, because of health care management, I was sent to a pain management clinic, they suggested Neurontin; but I already suffer from cognitive deficits, so I refused and tried to explain my particulars. Their alternative offer was Tramadol, Robaxin & Naproxen daily. I have been doing this for a week now and find that I feel the narcotic effect. I never felt that with the Vicodan. As I understand it, Vicodan is considered more potent than Tramadol.
I have contacted a surgeon, I don't want to live feeling like this everyday.
Can anyone explain this to me.