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Are There New Medicines For Neuopathic Pain From Spinal Injuries
I have chronic pain from spinal injuries. Are there any new treatments since radio frequency denervation for facet syndrome ? I had radio frequency denervation on both sides of my neck and low back for a few yrs. It helped a lot, but was very expensive an
Not Really Anything: that is cheaper, your insurance should cover repeat treatments though. Stem Cell Therapies are available but generally are not covered by insurance so more expensive. Check out Regenexx.Com. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: This would depend on the level of the spinal cord injury which could involve the lowest spinal segments and little dysfunction up to the neck region which could result in total paralysis and even dysfunction of basic functions like breathing and heart beat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In many ways: A spine injury can range from minor to catastrophic. If there is spinal cord injury, a person will go through the same stages as someone losing a loved one to death: grief, anger, denial, depression, bargaining, and (hopefully) acceptance. Even less devastating spinal injuries can lead one down a similar path. It is normal, and getting support from friends, family, and professionals can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
26 yo male, 220lbs, 6'1". Multiple spinal injuries i resisted, but md upped meds from 10mg norco 4/day, to 30mg opana 4/day, + 5mg opana ir up to 8/day.Overkill?Too young?Please advise asap. Thanks!
Not yet: This is an area of active research, however there are no new, widely accepted treatments for spinal cord injury at this time. Several different technologies are being investigated in the treatment of sci including neural stem cell therapy, neuronal regenerative therapies, neuroprosthetics, and pharmacologic agents to lessen secondary spinal cord injuries. ...Read more
A spinal injury has me on fentanyl 100mcg & 10/500 hydro/acet .My pain tripled 28th&29th, took 15 ea day & now severe cramps. How concerned should be?
GI tract : Narcotics can certainly slow your GI tract and cause constipation. If 15 is 5x your normal amount, your cramps are very likely related to this. That is a large amount of narcotic and i would see your physician for the very least to evaluate your pain intensity increasing to that level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been in chronic pain managment for 14 yesrs due to severe spinal injury, reconstruction lumbar and 4 hnp cerrvical C6 impinging cord pain worse?
Talk to your MD: If you are having any worsening pain, numbness, or tingling, or difficulty with bowel/bladder function you should seek urgent medical attention. Talk to your pain doctor about your worsening pain and need for possible further imaging studies; and or review/change of pain medication/ or other modalities. ...Read more
Lower left back pain after my my body hit a tree during mtb. How can we know if its just muscle spasm or spinal injury?
Recent MRI-Bulging disk in the C4-5 area causing me severe pain especially nausea when traveling in the car ,Spinal injury started 7 year ago lifting?
See a neurologist: Just because bulging discs were found does not mean that disc is the cause of your symptoms. More than likely it is unrelated. This is a common finding in asymptomatic people. See a neurologist to find the cause of your symptoms and then proper treatment . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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