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I am 33 and was taken off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and put on oxycontin 20mg for chronic pain. Can this be a successful treatment longterm?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Medication should be part of a multifaceted pain program including physical therapy, injections, treatment of insomnia and depression etc.

In brief: Yes

Medication should be part of a multifaceted pain program including physical therapy, injections, treatment of insomnia and depression etc.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: AGREE WITH DR PEREZ

At your age, you are embarking on a life-long track to permanent disability, and limitations.
You treatment program is not destined to be successful, as you will develop tolerance, and eventual need for escalating dosing. First, find a doctor to taper you off narcotics, second, find a personal trainer and work toward fitness, third, see a counselor to help address any emotional baggage. All best.

In brief: AGREE WITH DR PEREZ

At your age, you are embarking on a life-long track to permanent disability, and limitations.
You treatment program is not destined to be successful, as you will develop tolerance, and eventual need for escalating dosing. First, find a doctor to taper you off narcotics, second, find a personal trainer and work toward fitness, third, see a counselor to help address any emotional baggage. All best.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Back pain

No, opioids should not be used long term for chronic back pain.

In brief: Back pain

No, opioids should not be used long term for chronic back pain.
Dr. Edwin Perez
Dr. Edwin Perez
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never!

At your age, i think not! your sex is not known, but if you are male, your serum testosterone will be cut in half within a month! not counting addiction complications, constipation, etc.

In brief: Never!

At your age, i think not! your sex is not known, but if you are male, your serum testosterone will be cut in half within a month! not counting addiction complications, constipation, etc.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Visala Nanduri
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Oxycontin is long acting narcotic, more effective rx for chronic pain and less addictive.

In brief: Yes

Oxycontin is long acting narcotic, more effective rx for chronic pain and less addictive.
Dr. Visala Nanduri
Dr. Visala Nanduri
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