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Bulging, disc herniation, numbness in fingers, pain due to arthritis, spinal canal stenosis, fibromyalgia. Best medicines?

I have 3 bulging and herniated disc c5 threw c6 and c7 my right arm numb my last three fingers and I hurt from arthritis and spinal canal stenosis n fybermyalga what would be my best pain meds to take sence I tried theropy n didn t work and ive been on lortab 10 500 135 a month and it don t work what would be the best pain relief for me
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query

You might be suffering from degenerative disc disease & it occurs due to repetitive overload or stress to the disc & it increases the risk of disc herniation & spinal canal stenosis.

For this condition you have to do stretching & strengthening exercises in which you have to stretch tight muscle & strengthen weakened ones which will alleviate stress on facet joint and disc.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
Meanwhile for pain control take anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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