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Suggest treatment for slip disc

Hi, I have two slipped disc, found out last nov 2011. I have to take co-coda mol 30mg between 2 to 4 tablets a day. Have had 1 injection into my spine already with some relieve, on the waiting list for another. How much damage am I doing to my body taking the tablet each day?
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
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Hi,

Frankly speaking, I would like to avoid painkillers as much as possible. There is no fixed criteria about damaging your body, it will depend on your body characteristics and dosage. For a few days it may not damage but for a longer duration, will make you dependent on it.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Thanks.

Regards,
Dr. Gopal Goel, Orthopedic Surgeon
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