Suggest pain management for arthritis after knee and reverse shoulder replacement
This is additional information for the doctor. I started Pain Management September, 2004. Besides prescription medication I periodically get injections of a steroid in my lower back or mid back. I have had 4 cervical disk removal-fusions, 6 back surgeries with fusions from S1 up to and including a couple dorsal vertebrae, with 2 titanium rods. I have also had right knee replacement and almost two years ago I had a reverse right shoulder replacement. I've had a few other surgeries and have arthritis in a number of joints. The most painful arthritis is in both wrists and shoulders. There is a lot of scar tissue in my neck and back. I don't want any more surgery.
Let your doctor stick to the 100mcg/hr that has shown to work well!
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about these changes that have led to poor pain management. True doctors will always try to reduce the dosages of pain medications for the good of the patient. However, this should only hold if it doesn't compromise the quality of pain management. Let your doctor get you back on what has worked and so for many years because these changes are not making life any better.
All pain medications are not the same. Though expected to be equally effective, branded pain medications are often better than generics. This shouldn't be the case but unfortunately it is the general observations.
In all, back to your regular 100mcg/hr. All changes should be reversed such that you can get better pain management.
I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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