Hi Mr. Joe,
Thanks for your query.
The treatment depends on the cause of pain. I wish you had described the exact nature of pain.
Pain due to orthopedic conditions can be as a result of either, permanent residual damage to the joints, osteoarthritis
with osteopenia (thinning of the bones due to calcium deficiency
) or post-surgery. In that event, narcotic pain-killers are the only option. However, pain due to osteoporosis can be reduced significantly with calcium + Vitamin D3
supplements and a high protein diet. A Bone Densitometry
test will diagnose these conditions.
On the other hand, nerve pains (called Neuralgias), due to 'pinching' of the nerves by the bones, anti-epileptic drugs are very effective in curbing such pains.
Consult your doctor, describe the nature of your pain to him in as much details as possible, to enable him to identify the cause of pain; order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable/modified treatment as advised.
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