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