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I've taken norco's for years, I don't want the fusion surgery suggested, and my insurance wont cover injections, I need stronger medication?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not right action

Chronic narcotic medication for back pain will continue to lead to increasing doses due to tolerance issues & needs to be addressed via multifaceted approach that usually does not include a fusion which accounts for 10% of patients.
See a pain management specialist for further treatment options other than injection, exercise, weight control , avoidance of tobacco, good sleep habits all play role.

In brief: Not right action

Chronic narcotic medication for back pain will continue to lead to increasing doses due to tolerance issues & needs to be addressed via multifaceted approach that usually does not include a fusion which accounts for 10% of patients.
See a pain management specialist for further treatment options other than injection, exercise, weight control , avoidance of tobacco, good sleep habits all play role.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a pain dr

There are many other pain medication options, including lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, fentanyl, etc.
See a pain management doctor to discuss what might be best for you if you don't want injections.

In brief: See a pain dr

There are many other pain medication options, including lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, fentanyl, etc.
See a pain management doctor to discuss what might be best for you if you don't want injections.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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