On pain medication for three herniated discs that wont fix. No medication since eighteen days. Suggestion?
Hello, I currently am perscribed pain medication I have been on pain medication for 6 years following three herniated discs that wont fix themselves. This past month my sibling stole my perscription, I cant prove it but I know he has a drug problem and I carry my meds in my purse every where I go except one day this past week. My pain doctor wont help me and my family doctor said he legally cant. I never abused my medicine and would be sick if I took more then the recommended dose. I dont know what to do I have 18 days a head of me and no medication
If you don't get better with medicine and other conservative treatment for your herniated disc , I suggest you undergo surgery after discussing with your spine surgeon, by which the nerves are decompressed by removing the protruded disc (discectomy), which would significantly improve your symptoms.
Hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any more concern.
It seems you have a Herniated disc in spine also medically known as Prolapsed Intervertebral disc disease Its sad to know that you have lost your medications which give you relief and you have 3 more weeks to go without getting new ones. My suggestion for you is for these three weeks and for life time ahead too The herniated disc is usually known to resolve on its own if you can take a STRICT bed rest for a period of 15 days. There are some precautions that prevent aggravation of pain like avoid bending forward and lifting heavy weights. Also Use of a Lumbar Belt will relieve your back of the load and relieve you, You to relieve the back pain you can also use a hot water bag/ electric bag for fomentation to the back taking care not to do it excessively which can cause burns. I hope I have helped you and answered your question, Get well soon
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