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Suggest medication for degenerative disc disease

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Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015
Question: Hello, I'm 64 yrs old, retired, had 2 back surgeries with titanium cages at my L4 & L5S1. Degeneration disc disease in my T's & C's. What I would like to know is, I'm taking pain medication now, is there anything else I can take except pain meds ?
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Sincerely, XXXXXXX Barstow
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Answered by Dr. Karl Logan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Pain specialist

Detailed Answer:
hi,

thanks for your question.

pain medication takes various forms from tylenol and Advil to opiate medication. it can be used in conjunction with other medications which help modulate your pain by effecting your nerves and brain. an example of such drugs would be gabapentin.

there are many other methods to help you deal with your pain and typically a specialist pain clinic would be helpful in this situation. options range from physiotherapy and modalities, laser/ultrasound/TENS; to psychotherapy.

I hope this helps answer your question.

best wishes
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Brief Answer: Pain specialist Detailed Answer: hi, thanks for your question. pain medication takes various forms from tylenol and Advil to opiate medication. it can be used in conjunction with other medications which help modulate your pain by effecting your nerves and brain. an example of such drugs would be gabapentin. there are many other methods to help you deal with your pain and typically a specialist pain clinic would be helpful in this situation. options range from physiotherapy and modalities, laser/ultrasound/TENS; to psychotherapy. I hope this helps answer your question. best wishes