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What pain reliever can I take for severe scoliosis?

What pain reliever can I take for severe scoliosis?

Non narcotic: Non narcotic pain relievers are best which include acetominophen and advil or Aleve (naproxen) at the recommneded doses on the bottle. If you need stronger medicines you need to consult with a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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Do pain patches work better than narcotic pills to control chronic joint pain from ankylosing spondylitis?

Do pain patches work better than narcotic pills to control chronic joint pain from ankylosing spondylitis?

Many options: Several pain medications are available as patches (fentanyl and buprenorphine). A better answer is that you may benefit from any long acting opioid (pill or patch) given the around the clock nature of your pain. ...Read more

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DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

How about PT: Well, I know you're in pain with all that you've said..you haven't specified the nature of the abdominal injury so I don't know whether or not you are bedbound right now or able to get up and move about? Is there a plan to surgerize the back with everything there? I wouldn't necessarily unless it's your only option. But as far as posture goes, PT is usually pretty good with helping with that. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...Read more

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Male age 66 with severe curvature lower back scoliosis in constant pain on methadone. The pain is 24/7. Can't walk right. Best rx?

Further testing: Further testing may be needed to determine the specific cause of your pain. We will often use the expertise of an interventional pain specialist to treat the pain. If all else fails, either a spinal reconstruction procedure to correct your curve or doing more of a palliative surgery for your pain such as a spinal cord stimulator are the two choices commonly used. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

Tried a pain doctor?: I am guessing you have, but if not one may be able to help. A back surgeon, neurosurgeon or orthopedic, may also have something to offer. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and I had osteophytes-disc degenerative changes and mild lumber scoliosis. facing modrate to sever pain what is the treatments to reduce pain ?

I'm 24 and I had osteophytes-disc degenerative changes and mild lumber scoliosis. facing modrate to sever pain what is the treatments to reduce pain ?

Osteopath evaluation: 24y female c/o severe chronic back pain. Imaging studies: "scoliosis & DDD". Degenerative Disk Disease normal, age-related & radiologic descriptor routinely & inappropriately co-opted by doctors as "cause" of pain; an association discounted by medical literature. Scoliosis in young women is often functional & spine straight when examined prone; from inherited hypermobility variant. Fibromyalgia? ...Read more

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Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?

Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam  muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area
Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?

See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Best possible treatment fr herniated disk at the back with severe pain?

Best possible treatment fr herniated disk at the back with severe pain?

Needs evaluation 1st: If you've had the proper evaluation, been through physical therapy, medications to control pain, etc....and you are now bedbound and immobile with pain and maybe even some leg muscle weakness....time for surgery. Otherwise, I would continue to do things conservatively, try aquatherapy, water jogging, stretching, yoga, massages, etc. ...Read more

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Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?

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

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I have chronic back pain (herniated l4-s1) treated by opioids, which are making migraines worse- other options to treat pain in 27 y/o f? Pt failed

I have chronic back pain (herniated l4-s1) treated by opioids, which are making migraines worse- other options to treat pain in 27 y/o f? Pt failed

Back pain options: Sorry to hear about your pain. Other options in no particular order might include: 1. Disc decompression 2. Acupuncture 3. Core strengthening 4. Epidural steroid injections 5. Medial branch blocks/radiofrequency for associated facet pain 6. Tens unit 7. Non-narcotic meds 8. Surgery. ...Read more

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My symptoms severe pelvic joint ligament pain-right side. Low back pain bloating and increase in gas. Please advise me?

My symptoms severe pelvic joint ligament pain-right side. Low back pain bloating and increase in gas. Please advise me?

Low back pain: Consider seronegative spondyloarthritis. There are several forms including enteropathic spondylitis or spondylitis associated with inflammatory bowel disease (including crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis) & forms caused by bacterial infections of the bowels including yersinia, salmonella, shigella, & campylobacter. See a rheumatologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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How long can stiff neck and upper back chest pain last from Myofacial pain? Normal EMG/Mild Scoliosis. Mild disc bulge c5. Can arthritis cause pain

How long can stiff neck and upper back  chest pain last from Myofacial pain? Normal EMG/Mild Scoliosis.  Mild disc bulge c5. Can arthritis cause pain

A long time can occu: techniques to help myofascial pain includes rest, and exercise. Local massage may also be helpful. This is a long-term program it will come and go and the better you can stay in condition the better your myofascial pain will do. ...Read more

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What can cause severe joints pain? No relief with anti-flammatory, nor pain medicine. ( lower and upper joints)

What can cause severe joints pain? No relief with anti-flammatory, nor pain medicine. ( lower and upper joints)

Need Consultation: Get in to your doctor to be evaluated. This is a more severe condition if anti inflammatory and pain meds do not work. ...Read more

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Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?

Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?

One option: Dear stallion, please talk with your physician about adding in a trial of acupuncture in to your treatment regimen. Acupuncturists trained through traditional chinese medicine or western trained physicians with additional training in acupuncture (medical acupuncturist) often can help with this type of pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a fusion correct leg pain without any back pain present?

Maybe: Not enough detail to answer accurately, but let's assume the leg pain has already been diagnosed as related to an unstable/arthritic spine. Fusion might help, but i'd want to be absolutely certain there is a definite causal relationship between any spinal findings and the leg pain before submitting to surgery. Osteopathic assessment & treatment is conservative; you might want to explore this first. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Can a MVA make bulging discs in the neck herniate? How to know? Neck&back pain after 10dy intolerable. New low back & rt shoulder pain. Meds no help!

Can a MVA make bulging discs in the neck herniate? How to know? Neck&back pain after 10dy intolerable. New low back & rt shoulder pain. Meds no help!

Get imaging: MRI will visualize disks and demonstrate if herniation has occurred. Need to explore neck and shoulder, and perhaps MRI of each will be necessitated. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

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