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Pain in spine, lower back, neck and concussions. Taking demerol. Advise?

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pain spine,lower back,neck,concussions do not get relif from morfine or family of this pain releaver. Only pain drug that helps demerol, Most doctors don't umnderstand there are people like me morfine dose not work.
Posted Sat, 28 Sep 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
This can happen due to tolerance.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The pain in the spine and lower back and neck is likely to be due to a muscle pain or bulging discs.
The following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required in addition to Demerol will help. In case the pain is persistent then do get some muscle relaxants prescribed from your orthopedician. Non responsiveness to morphine may be due to the development of tolerance.
• Correct your posture while sitting
• Avoid prolonged sitting
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.

Adequate rest and proper nutrition is equally important. Drink lots of fluids since dehydration affects the disc. Eat a diet XXXXXXX in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, nuts, milk, eggs, pulses and cereals.Do brisk walking exercise for 40 minutes daily. Get 6-8 hours of refreshing sleep daily.
Do start with swimming. This is good for most back pains.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow-up: Pain in spine, lower back, neck and concussions. Taking demerol. Advise? 45 hours later
Why are hospitals & Docters against Demerol?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 24 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is highly addictive.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
Demerol is not routinely used as a pain killer because it is a strong pain killer with a high addictive potential. It is mostly used in indoor patients, post operative patients or in morbidly ill persons.
Hope my answer is helpful.
If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish you good health.
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