Suggest treatment for chronic back pain
Possible, use morphines and NSAIDS
Hi and thanks for the query,
I di understand how disturbing it could be to be on drugs that really do not help. However, it might be important to note that a careful clinical review, and every effort must be made to identify the cause of pain before an appropriate treatment is given.
Have you undergone a proper check up to identify the cause for this pain before? X rays of the lumbar spine, a Ct scan and a Magnetic rasonance scan (MRI) shall be of utmost importance to appreciate the integrity of the spine and suggest possible causes of pain. If not done, it might be advisable for you to get this done.
Doing an erythrocyte sedimentation rate, an intradermic reaction and C reactive protein shall help in identifying a possible infection that could cause chronic back pain (Spinal tuberculosis, other infection).
Stronger pain management medications , morphines like Tramadol, associated to anti inflammatory drugs and simple Analgesics like Acetaminophen could be helpful. Increasing the dose of anti inflammatory drugs, morphines would require clinical supervision, especially for the start. The dosage, number of drugs and dosage depend ll on a proper clinical review. I suggest you see your doctor,
you can develop tolerance to some pain medicines...
Hi and thanks for the update,
I do understand how disturbing it really can be to be on narcotics. You are absolutely correct for its the ideal to reduce the amount of medication one takes to the minimum especially when it comes to narcotics. However one may develop tolerance to pain medicines especially the narcotics over a period of time. The key would be to change drugs constantly. Your pain medicine specialist will know about it.
Its urgent and important to get the serious pain in which you find yourself in now relieved. I am afraid narcotics might be unavoidable at this point to control the pain. I really think it should be a major concern now for you should for sure take them for a short while and when the pain is controlled, other pain control measures could be employed. If effective, the dosage can be greatly reduced or discontinued.
I buy your idea of meeting your pain management doctor for a management plan. Regards,
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