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Does taking narcotic therapy for degenerative disk disease effect my organs?

Does taking narcotic therapy for degenerative disk disease effect my organs?

Opioid side effects: Apart from the obvious issues like cognitive impairment, impaired responses to respiratory and cardiovscular conditions and liver damage, longterm narcotics usually rot your teeth and inhibit the body's production of sex hormones (especially testosterone) leading to loss of lobido and weakening of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Degenerative Disc Disease (Definition)

Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, ...Read more


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What is the success rate for dr. Tim davis' stem cell treatment for degenerative disk disease? What other treatments are available?

What is the success rate for dr. Tim davis' stem cell treatment for degenerative disk disease? What other treatments are available?

Money medicine: They dropped the results part of conversation the host put promising in but dr davis didn't answer the question the first fda studies are forsafety not efficacy we have spent years trying to come up with a reproducible outcome measurment for back pain and bogged down in thsubjective nature of pain complaintstreatment options are not always evidence based trxthis will go the way of idet i hope it. ...Read more

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Degenerative disk disease diagnosed at 21, what comes next for treatment?

Degenerative disk disease diagnosed at 21, what comes next for treatment?

Physiotherapy: Physitherapy is important especially in a young adult. You need to give something like Gabapentin a try if you have a lot of nerve pain. It takes a while to titrate the dose. Start with 100 mg at bedtime and go up to as much as 1200 mg three times a day. Your doctor needs to titrate this slowly as you don't want to be over sedated. Lyrica is also used but the dose range is limited. ...Read more

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I have been taking Norco 325/10 for chronic back pain diagnosis degenerative disk disease. Looking for doctor in San Bernardino who can prescribe it.

I have been taking Norco 325/10 for chronic back pain diagnosis degenerative disk disease.  Looking for doctor in San Bernardino who can prescribe it.

See physician: I would see a physician and establish care. At that time, your diagnosis and treatment will be reviewed. If that physician feels comfortable prescribing that medication, he/she will. If they do not, or they think you would benefit from a pain specialist, they will refer you to one. As far as finding a physician, you can ask you insurance company to see who is in your network. ...Read more

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Can pain medicine be prescribed for degenerative disk disease?

Can pain medicine be prescribed for degenerative disk disease?

Yes: If you are having pain due to degenerative disc disease, pain medicine may be appropriate. It will not help heal or reverse the diseased discs, but will help manage your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to stop degenerative disk disease?

How to stop degenerative disk disease?

See pain management: specialist. Degenerative disc disease is a complicate chronic dysfunction to live with. The good news is there is a treatment for DDD that ranges from conservative therapies, pharmacological, to surgical options. The goals of treatment are to relieve pain, maintain normal function and improve quality of life. ...Read more

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Any pain remedies that you have found if you have been diagnosed with degenerative disk disease?

Many: There are many over the counter and prescription treatments for the pain that comes from degenerative disc disease (ddd). The class usually used is non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (nsaids). These include aleve and ibuprofen. Tylenol is a pain medicine, but not an nsaid. Aspirin also works. Sometimes, doctors will prescribe steroids (prednisone) or narcotic based meds. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes degenerative disk disease?

Aging is #1: Degenerative disc disease occurs commonly with age. However, it can be made worse earlier with many things, including heavy labor, trauma, weak core/ abdominals, continued dehydration, increased weight, and smoking just to name a few. Physical therapy, proper mechanics, exercise and core strengthening can slow the degeneration. Some people benefit from inversion tables as well. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more