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Pain relief options?

1028761102876 Posts: 248
edited 07/10/2014 - 6:47 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I wasn't sure what subject this would go under. I am 16 and I have had an occiput.-C2 fusion. I never had pain before the surgery back in January 2013. Now I am in severe pain and have seen multiple pain doctors. We have tried to get me off of opiates but without any luck. I do have good pain clinic doctors because there is 2 doctors that work on my case together. I am wondering however what others have done for pain relief. Some personal things I have done is gabapentin, methadone, OxyContin , hydrocodone, Tylenol 3, Lidacaine patches, acupuncture, yoga, and massage. I am currently doing the methadone, acupuncture, massage, yoga, ad gabapentin along with ibuprofen and Tylenol. This only helps with maybe .5 of my pain. For example if my pain is a 9 1/2 out of 10 on the pain scale then the medicines bring it down to 9. However I don't think it is worth taking them when they don't really help, which is why I am asking others what they have done so that I can come in with some ideas on what we could try. I find it is personally helpful that I can research the medicine/injection/ect. myself beforehand to know what I may be getting myself into.
Thanks again! Pain is no fun right!
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