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Can pain medicine be prescribed for degenerative disk disease?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you are having pain due to degenerative disc disease, pain medicine may be appropriate.
It will not help heal or reverse the diseased discs, but will help manage your symptoms.

In brief: Yes

If you are having pain due to degenerative disc disease, pain medicine may be appropriate.
It will not help heal or reverse the diseased discs, but will help manage your symptoms.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: As part of Rx

If by degen disk disease you mean disk pressure on nerves causing "pinched nerve" sympt, eg.
Radiating pain, +/-numbness, weakness, then pain meds can be helpful temporarily. Acute attacks can last several weeks. Rx can include oral antiinflamm, maybe steroids by mouth or injection, muscle relaxers for painful spasm, and physical therapy. Need narcotics chronically, see ortho, neurosurg, pain spec.

In brief: As part of Rx

If by degen disk disease you mean disk pressure on nerves causing "pinched nerve" sympt, eg.
Radiating pain, +/-numbness, weakness, then pain meds can be helpful temporarily. Acute attacks can last several weeks. Rx can include oral antiinflamm, maybe steroids by mouth or injection, muscle relaxers for painful spasm, and physical therapy. Need narcotics chronically, see ortho, neurosurg, pain spec.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: DJD

Yes.

In brief: DJD

Yes.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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Dr. REHAN MEMON
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Na

Not on someone born in 1975.

In brief: Na

Not on someone born in 1975.
Dr. REHAN MEMON
Dr. REHAN MEMON
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: See MD

I am not sure why being born in 1975 precludes treatment of your pain.
Yes pain medication may be appropriate. If you have a diagnosis of ddd i assume you have had x-rays or an mri. See a pain specialist.

In brief: See MD

I am not sure why being born in 1975 precludes treatment of your pain.
Yes pain medication may be appropriate. If you have a diagnosis of ddd i assume you have had x-rays or an mri. See a pain specialist.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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