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Extreme pain due to fractures of the lumbar spine, please help

my father is in constant extreme pain due to fractures of the lumbar spine . can anything be done for him or is analgesia the only answer, he is 83
Asked On : Tue, 1 Mar 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
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Fractures of lumbar spine make the patient bed ridden for rest of his life. Prevent him from developing bed sores. For pain, analgesia is the only answer. A good aneasthetist can guide you the best in this manner.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Tue, 1 Mar 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. S S Soni's  Response
Start the following toreleive the pain
1. Ostospray nasal spray- once a day in alternate nostril for 3 months at least
2. Inj. Zobone 5 single injection stat
3. Tab. Neucobal-G twice a day for 3 months at least
4. Tab. ultracet (painkiller) twice a day for a few days, later on SOS
5. Apply LS belt while sitting & standing
with this treatment he will get releived of pain within 21 days
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Answered: Wed, 2 Mar 2011
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  User's Response
Thank you for replying to my question. Unfortunately because I live in the UK (Jersey)
I am unfamiliar with the drug names you have suggested. He is currently taking Oxycodone 10 mgs b.d (twice daily) and paracetamol 1G 4-6hrly. This does not relieve the pain but dulls it somewhat.
Diazepam makes him drowsy and he does not want to go down the tranquilliser route!

I am interested that you have suggested a back support because I would agree but this has been rejected by Health care proffessionals when mentioned.

I know my Father is getting on but he recently underwent Prostate surgery and made a brilliant recovery despite having been incontinent and then catheterised for a considerable time (he was continent 2 days post op !)
He is also on anti coagulant therapy for the rest of his days and manages the abdominal clexane injections which he has to be on for 6 wks post op. (he suffered a DVT & ? P.E in the past)
Obviously we are keen that Dad stays mobile for as long as possible to reduce the risk of further complications!.
Once again Thank you for your time and help.

Answered: Wed, 2 Mar 2011
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