A 23-year-old female asked:
i have chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, spasms, and i have been to pain mang. tried several treatments including steriods and injections. i am on a certain narcotic for which i know is not helpful, what now
2 doctor answers
Dr. William Goldie answered
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Join the club: Chronic pain has become an epidemic. Strong narcotics and surgery rarely cure and often produce more complications. You may need to learn to live with pain. Moderate exercise and physical and psychological therapy may help. Acupuncture and massage and herbal treatments may help. Do not look for a cure. Look for management and maintain a functional life.
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
Dr. Will Moorehead answered
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal Surgeon: It appears that you have tried many forms of conservative. I would recommend that you seek the care of a spinal surgeon. If you have nerve root compression secondary to a disc herniation, facet arthrosis, foraminal stenosis or lateral stenosis, surgical decompression may be in your future. See a spinal surgeon!
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
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