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Fentanyl Patch For Back Pain
What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.
Everyone differs: Breakthrough pain and the conditions that cause the pain differ in their responses to different pain medicines. Also, every individual differs in which pain medicine helps them best. Percocet tends to be one of the strongest oral narcotic and is usually the best for breakthrough pain but again this varies between individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic back pain.now pain in upper thigh near hip. On pain tablets and patch. Pregabalin 600mg, amtripline 600mg and fencino 25. Not working.
Will a shot in my neck help with a pinch nerve. I'm already on fentanyl pain patch and Dilaudid 8mg for CMT back pain. Pain meds does not help with th?
Pain in the neck: what you need is a diagnosis and a program of physical therapy. Recent study showed that UNDERSTANDING the pain source helps with proper PT. you can check out my cervical exercises at www.grossaninstitute.com but first fully understand what your problem is and follow exercise program by a physical therapist. ...Read more
Not for ANYTHING: There's no stronger legal pain medicine for ANYTHING than morphine. Some people find the closely related hydromorphone aka Dilaudid to be about as effective. Only diacetylmorphine aka heroin is thought to be stronger than native morphine but of course it's Schedule I. There are times when compassionate use of heroin for really intractable pain would be rational but it won't happen in the USA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?
Better option are: : Better options are available for each conditions listed. Severe ddd/c-s stenosis: epidural/surgery. Pudendal neuralgia: surgical decompression is the preferred treatment; pads to avoid pressure while seated; pudendal nerve stimulation; local injection; chronic abd/pelvic pain: opiod induced constipation can worsen this; should work with gyn & GI for better option. Neurontin (gabapentin) okay. ...Read more
Already taking methadone for chronic pain. RX'd the fentanyl patches but they arent working for rotator cuff injury pain. Why not?
Methadone: Okay there is a problem with this picture - Methadone is a long acting medication and may be very appropriate for chronic pain (it is also used in addiction) - now you have Fentanyl patches - a long acting medication used in pain - why in the world were you given fentanyl patches when you are already on methadone. You cannot and must not use two long acting analgesics together. ...Read more
I have pain in lower right side of back. The pain is last longer from 6 month.the doctor gives me nimusulide and tizanidine tablet.
Why the pain?: You are receiving symptomatic treatment because often physicians are clueless as to the reason. The reasons can be complex but worth exploring. Ask around in your community who might be interested in helping you get to the bottom of it or suggesting a behavioral plan in addition to the medications. ...Read more
It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower back pain and pain down right leg for 4 weeks now, Dr says sciatica. Currently have a splotchy red patch over lower right back. Any thoughts?
Complicated Answer: It is not so much which medication is strongest, but rather which one is best for you depending on the cause of your pain and anticipated duration. Also, one must consider kidney and liver function when prescribing various types of pain medications. Some of the classes of drugs used to treat pain include narcotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, and topical applications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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