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What medications effectively treat shoulder pain despite being on Morphine?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018
Question: I have been taking 1 Morphine ER 30MG ER TAB twice daily for about a year for shoulder pain. It seems like it's not working like it has in the past. Are there any other alternatives?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Increasing the dosage will help.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Morphine is a strong analgesic and if it is not helping then you need to increase the dosage after consulting your orthopedician.

Adding an oral muscle relaxant and doing a hot compress will also help.

You can also discuss regarding local steroid injections to reduce the inflammation and pain.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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What medications effectively treat shoulder pain despite being on Morphine?

Brief Answer: Increasing the dosage will help. Detailed Answer: Hello, Morphine is a strong analgesic and if it is not helping then you need to increase the dosage after consulting your orthopedician. Adding an oral muscle relaxant and doing a hot compress will also help. You can also discuss regarding local steroid injections to reduce the inflammation and pain. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon