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Suffer from pinched nerve, herniated disc and disc bulge. Taking hydrocodone and spinal injections. Pain persisting

I have spinal injuries from my neck at C2/C3 I have a pinched nerve & at L5/S1, buldging & herinated discs 2.0 mm. I have been taking Vicodine/ Hydrocodone 7.5/750 mg & was switched by my pain mgmt Dr. to Norco/Hydrocodone 325 & I have to take more of the Norco to get the relief from the pain! Is there a reason why I would not get the same kind of relief from the pain? Please help!!!!!! I have also had spinal injections but it works for a while but then hurts again!
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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I would suggest to consider definitive treatment rather than pain medicine. With persistent usage of the norco, the body tolerance increases and you need more dosage for the same effect. Opiates have dependence and long term side effects. Please consult spine specialist to consider a definitive treatment option and taking pain medicine will take you nowhere. Thanks.
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