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Suggest treatment for back pain and neck pain

I just started to go to a pain managment dr because I hirt my back and neck. I have taken ipiates I. The past for various reasons. The dr looked me up on the fad web page. 1- why? 2- a few wks prior I had to see a dentist for toothache, next came a cracked wisdom tooth I then had it removed to which came dry socket. Problem is it took three dentists one dentist, one oral surgeon and then another different Dentist because first one took my plan but then the new one she didn t. I m on Medicaid so I had no choice. This dr I really think believes I m shopping. Nothing would entice Me to have a tooth pulled. She told me I h e a pinched nerve in my neck, and defiantly a disc problem. Sent me home with 30 percocets 10 mg and 6 wk prescription for physical therapy, then come back. Really 1 pill a day. She said she doesn t pracribe high amts and prob wasn t the right dr. What the hell, I didn t even know these kind of Drs existed till recently. I m in severe pain 24/7 take so much NSAIDs stomach hurts. Thx please advise
Thu, 16 Apr 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
It seems you are 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.
The main treatment of such pain is bed rest along with pain killers and muscle relaxants. Muscle relaxants can help with your symptoms if used in appropriate dosage in combination with a potent analgesic.
You can get the appropriate drugs prescribed from your Orthopedician after examination.
Meanwhile you can follow these measures:
- If the pain is severe, you need bed rest till the pain resolves.
- Get some analgesics prescribed and apply analgesic spray or ointments.
- While resting, keep a pillow under your knees if it doesn't bother you.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects.
-Cervical and Back strengthening exercises and stretching exercises daily as advised by a Physiotherapist.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more concern.
Warm Regards.
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Suggest treatment for back pain and neck pain

Hi, Thanks for your query. It seems you are 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. The main treatment of such pain is bed rest along with pain killers and muscle relaxants. Muscle relaxants can help with your symptoms if used in appropriate dosage in combination with a potent analgesic. You can get the appropriate drugs prescribed from your Orthopedician after examination. Meanwhile you can follow these measures: - If the pain is severe, you need bed rest till the pain resolves. - Get some analgesics prescribed and apply analgesic spray or ointments. - While resting, keep a pillow under your knees if it doesn t bother you. - Avoid lifting heavy objects. -Cervical and Back strengthening exercises and stretching exercises daily as advised by a Physiotherapist. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more concern. Warm Regards.