Which is better for chronic back pain percocet or roxicet?

Neither. These are both narcotic medications with a high propensity for addiction. They are indicated for short-term pain management. A full evaluation should be performed to identify the source of the lower back pain and appropriate treatment instituted.

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I have been on percocet 10/325 off and on for 6 months for chronic back pain. All the sudden (overnight) it stopped working and makes me nauseous.

Meds not best choice. Pain medication does not heal your problem, just helps ease your path. Nausea is a common side effect of percocet. There are foods that make Percocet not work. Most lower back pain is from muscle and fascia. Suggest to look up and learn about myofascial pain. There is much that can be done to help you, and your pain is not likely to be from disc, or pinched nerve. Read more...
Find pain cause. There are a number structures other than muscle or fascia that cause low back pain which can be treated by a spine specialist. Long-term management of musculoskeletal pain with narcotics is inappropriate. If you pain is bad enough to require medications that strong, you should definitely see a spine specialist. Read more...

I have chronic back pain and actively take percocets for relief. On a suggestion from another person with the same issues, he indicated that he grinds up his pill and inhales it using an old "otrivin" bottle. This provides almost immediate relief when y

Friends advice. Firstly you followed a non-physicians advice - this is wrong. Secondly grinding and snorting the medication means you are tampering and possibly using the medication in an inappropriate manner. You will be regarded as a high risk patient for misuse, abuse and diversion. Behave yourself - see a doctor and use meds appropriately. Read more...
Drug abuse. Tell your friend to seek counseling. This is an abuse of the medication. Crushing and snorting has no better medicinal effect. It is more dangerous and can lead to bigger issue with addiction and death. Read more...
Abusive meds. I completely agree with the two prior answers. This is a very dangerous move. The medicine may not work any better, but side effects can be amplified and death can result. Please do not do this! also, percocets are not great for back pain to begin with, re-educate yourself about other, healthier treatments and discuss with your friend. Read more...

Have PKD and chronic back pain. Old doctor gave me 5mg. Percocet 2yrs but new doctor is eliminating it all. I have legit pain. How can prove I need it?

Not sure you can. YOU have some definite medical problems. Have you exhausted all of the methods to control the pain.? Have you been to see a specialist for the back? You are quite young to be on such heavy duty narcotics. If this is the case then you need to see a pain specialist to help monitor and control your meds. Opiates are serious meds and at your age not something I would want to start on you. Read more...
Here are some ... The degree of pain may not be related with PKD. But, if indeed your pain is legit, it's still advisable to be evaluated for discovering if there is(are) modifiable cause for your intractable pain and exploring potential options of care. So, be evaluated by a pain clinic so to establish the legit status for timely treatment. Of note, personal credibility may sway a doc from providing more pain med. Read more...

I am on percoet 10-325, 4 per day. I don't take anything else for pain. My pain is getting worse. I have chronic back pain. I have osteoporosis, b?

Can do better. The answer depends on the reason for your pain. Osteoporosis is not in and of itself a pain cause. If you have pain 24/7/365 you may want to ask your doctor about getting on a time release pain medication. Is your osteoporosis being treated? Read more...
Need options. Percocet doesn't treat the cause of the pain. Especially if they are no longer working, you need to seek options for treatment. First must diagnose the underlying cause then a better treamement plan can be employed. Injection therapy, physical therapy, other medications to help with other symptoms should be considered. Longer acting and stronger meds are only options if you don't respond to tx. Read more...