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Is Tylenol Good For Herniated Disc Pain
Yes: Relaxation is important when there is symptoms from a herniated disc. Yoga can help relax and this could help release any additional pressure. Important to note that often other measures are needed to relief symotoms from disc herniation. This includes injections and surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, very good: The following medications are used for the pain of a herniated disc: anti-inflamatories (both steroidal and non-steroidal), analgesics, narcotics, anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, and anti-seizure medications. In term of both back pain and extremity pain, the anti-inflamatories work the best. Adding a narcotic for a limited time is appropriate in the acute setting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your Dr.: There are several options that they can discuss with you. Good luck. ...Read more
Is heat or ice better for low back pain? Especially if there is a lumbar disk herniated? What are the symptoms of having a lumbar disk herniated?
Both : Both can help but it may differ from pt to pt sometimes it helps to go back and forth between heat and cold / if you feel one is much more helpful for you then stick with that / use apiece of swim noodle behind the small of your back while sitting as a "lumbar roll" I have found this to help many people including me over the years hope you feel better. ...Read more
What is a pain reliever without codeine that would help with a pinched nerve and herniated disc I3?
Many: Codeine is weak compared to many other narcotics.Many combinations exist from short-acting (4-6 hours): pure morphine, percocet, non-narcotic Ultram, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) dilaudid, etc. Then there are long-acting narcotics like MScontin and OxyContin.NSAIDs like prescription strength ibuprofen & naproxen may also be good choices.Talk with your dr.Personally, I use glucose in a caudal epidural injection. ...Read more
What is a better drug for pain than hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Acetaminophen cause liver damage. Degenerative disc l3-5 andc3-5?
I have RA as well as 2 herniated discs lumbar, 1 cervical herniated disk, spinal stenosis, OA. What is the best medication for pain mgmt w/o tiredness?
Ask your DR: Information and advice for your question is best to come from your DR who has all your medical history and the latest exam findings ...Read more
Anti-inflammatories: Generally, the majority of the pain in a herniated disc comes from the inflammatory process and thus anti-inflammatories such as Naproxen work well. If you also have nerve pain, drugs such as Neurontin (gabapentin) can help as well. Finally, muscle relaxers can help if you have a lot of spasms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pelvic traction a good option for releaving siatica pain and numbness, caused by a degenrative bulging disc (seen on MRI)?
Variable: It is helpful for some, not for others. It is a reasonably safe medication in my opinion and I do prescribe it. It can make you drowsy so you should not drive or use power tools when taking this medication. ...Read more
Robaxin (methocarbamol) is older…: Med used in treatment of back pain; mild muscle relaxer, that has been replaced by newer, more effective ones (flexeril, norflex, (orphenadrine) etc). If pain due solely to muscle spasm, muscle relaxer may suffice, but moist heat, stretching, & NSAID use generally provide better relief. See doc for options for treatment after evaluation of condition. ...Read more
General anesthesia: If you are having surgery such as lumbar laminectomy, discectomy, and/or fusion, you will recieve general anesthesia. However, a herniated disc does not always require surgery and is dependent on your symptoms and treatments. Physical therapy, epidural steroids, and/or oral pain medications are often sufficient treatment of symptoms of a hernieated disc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See your doctor: Tramacet contains two active ingredients, paracetamol and tramadol, which are both painkillers and directed for acute pain, up to 3 month. the nerve pain is a chronic pain and different medications are prescribed for managing chronic pain. Rec. see your PCP for medication adjustment or specialist referral. ...Read more
TENS: Tens unit can help with superficial pain. With degeneration of the spine, usually people have arthritis of the spine as well, which in turn can lead to muscle spasms for which TENS would be very useful. It does not affect the degeneration directly. Hope this information helps you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Get evaluated by your doctor, following this he/she will develop a treatment plan. It is important that an underlying issue is not masked by meds. Also, other than for a few days 3-4 days, taking muscle relaxers/pain medication for back pain longer than this is not really advisable, except for a few pathologies (for example cancer, recent surgery, things in that line). ...Read more
MODEST BENEFIT?: The more we learn, acupuncture seems useful for pain control, if done with expertise, but would not modify the anatomy of the pain generator. A bulged disc is unlikely to be the cause of spinal pain, and spinal stenosis may also be mostly asymptomatic initially. Best approach is to acquire a clear diagnosis and treat both cause and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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