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Suggest medication for pain due to herniated disc

Hi, I feel off a garage ladder while working for Verizon I lost my case due to an incompentant lawyer supplied by my union, I also lost my appeal an my job, which I then hired a private lawyer to sue verizon . Mean while I need an operation on my knee plus I have a hernated disc which has become orhtritic also I have pain in my other knee due to a boating accident an neck an shoulder pain, since I am broke an I am on medicare which only cover 80% I can t offord the operation now, also I live in Rockland County an most pain mangement doctors don t except medicare an when I do find a dotor they prescribe tramadal or oxicodone 5mm. the only medication that works is oxicodone 30mm.. do you have any suggestions
Thu, 13 Jul 2017
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a) Rest: Rest and Anti-inflammatory and analgesics.
Physical Therapy Management in PIVD
b) Reduction: Continue bed rest and traction for 2 weeks may reduce the herniation in over 90% cases.c) Chemonucleolysis: dissolution of the Nucleus Pulposus by percutaneous injection of a proteolytic enzyme (chymopapain)
Operative Management-

Disc removal 1.open
2.microdisectomy
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