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Suggest treatment for severe back pain

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Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Question: my wife has had severe back pain for almost a year and we get mixed answers on whats wrong but she cant get out of bed most of the time some say bulging disc and others don't know. but my question is what should she do next? they have given her muscle relaxers that knock her out and 800mg Tylenol but nothing help she has also been given anti inflammatory nothing is helping and she has about gave up she in so much pain.
also I know because we are younger the doctor will not give her anything for pain.
so my question is there a non narcotic they can give because we have three children and I'm always working she not able to lift the baby for any reason because of the pain
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
She should see a pian management specialist!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about the pains your wife is experiencing and all the inconveniences this has caused you. The exact cause of this pain may be difficult to pinpoint but we all agree that she should receive adequate pain control in the interim. Tylenol for the intensity of pain you have described is unacceptable.

Though narcotics are a better option, I will not want you to request this directly from the doctor. I Will recommend that you simply report to the treating physician in unambiguous terms how severe her pains are an request for better management. This will push them to consider narcotics without you asking for them which may raise some suspicion.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Keep me updated about how it turns out and how she's responding to any new adjustments. Also, physical therapy should be encouraged and intensified to strengthen the muscles of the back.

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Suggest treatment for severe back pain

Brief Answer: She should see a pian management specialist! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about the pains your wife is experiencing and all the inconveniences this has caused you. The exact cause of this pain may be difficult to pinpoint but we all agree that she should receive adequate pain control in the interim. Tylenol for the intensity of pain you have described is unacceptable. Though narcotics are a better option, I will not want you to request this directly from the doctor. I Will recommend that you simply report to the treating physician in unambiguous terms how severe her pains are an request for better management. This will push them to consider narcotics without you asking for them which may raise some suspicion. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Keep me updated about how it turns out and how she's responding to any new adjustments. Also, physical therapy should be encouraged and intensified to strengthen the muscles of the back.