Now sounds like the time to see a chiropractor. If you have gone through all of the injections and treatments see if manipulation will help. I know I has helped me to feel loose and not so 'stuck'. I have also had RFLA on the SI's, it helped with the radicular pain in my legs but I was still feeling that bone on bone stiffness. Hope you find the answers that you are looking for. Take good care,View Thread
I am so sorry your son has a chronic pain problem, we are always here when you need us. I too am a chronic pain patient but also have Crohn's disease. If you would like, we would love to have you come to the Crohn's and Colitis community here on WebMD. If you have any questions pertaining to Crohn's we would love to help answer any questions you have. I hope he can be well enough to taper from his prednisone and that the Humira continues to help him. Hope he does well.
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I have had this done several times in my lower lumbar spine. It was very uncomfortable for the first day or so and them it finally got better. I was told not to expect anything to feel better for at least a month. Some people complain of excruciating pain for months and get now relief. I get great relief and hope that in the next couple of weeks you will find relief. Have you tried doing cold packs and alternate with warm not hot packs? The cold helped me the best.
Are you overly active or is the pain too much to move around. You need to take it easy but keep moving. Are you on any type of pain medication?
You need to start a conversation with your doctor about what he thinks about your pain level at this point post op.
I hope you find the answers that you are searching for. Please keep us posted with what you finally find out what the doctor says.
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I am so sorry that you are having such pain when you walk. Hope you can have some relief quickly. The only problem is that you cannot be diagnosed online and it is against WebMD policy for us to try. You might want to get a second opinion for this problem or just wait to see your doctor. I wouldn't do any exercise till you see your doctor if I were you. Hope you find the answers you are searching for. Take good care,View Thread
what part of East Tennessee do you live in? I am in the Chattanooga area and have a wonderful spine specialist in Knoxville. If you would like to email me at: Jeaneau3454@yahoo.com I will be willing to give you the name of my spine doctor and my pain management doctor and they are really close to each other, in distance. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need this information. Don't worry, this is a throw away email account so I am not worried about anyone having it. Hope you find the answers you are seeking. Take good care,View Thread
Hey Annette, Nucynta is a Cll. class ll schedule drug. I have been on it since about 4 months after is came out cause I was allergic to Morphine and all of the codienes and codones. I was on Dilaudid and Demerol and it didn't touch the breakthrough pain. Fentanyl is my primary pain med. I started taking this and have done well...it doesn't wipe out the pain completely but it is allowing me to function much better and I don't get the usual side effects. Have a good night, take good care,View Thread
I have been on Nucynta for breakthrough pain since about 6 months after it came out. I am not saying that it totally knocks out the pain but it does make it much more tolerable. I also use a Fentanyl 50mcg/hr patch. This medication was developed for end stage bone disease and post op bone surgery such as bunionectomy. I have DDD, facet joint syndrome, spinal stenosis, arthritis, etc..... I know of many people who do not have any success with this medication. But it does work for some of us. Sorry it doesn't work for you. Hope you find something that will work and keep you out of pain. Take good care,View Thread
Hey Bet and Annette and Bayou, just to put my 2 cents in this subject. I have a diagnosis of Crohn's also but am in remission....thanks you Lord...lol...but the problem now is severe constipation due to my pain meds.
After watching an episode of Dr. Oz, I started taking 500mg of Magnesium 2 times a day and along with stool softeners I have had remarkable results. Many of times you can find the Mg at the drug store 2 for 1. It has been a heaven send but I am always vigilant as I do not want to start a Crohn's flare again. Hope all y'all are doing well. Take good care,View Thread
Hi and welcome to our group. Bursitis in you hip can be very painful and they do not appear on an xray. This pain will be close to a bone and in the hip it is usually located on the outer most area of the thigh up high close to the hip joint. That is where mine hits me. I have had a total hip replacement and thought the pain from arthritis and bursitis would go away after surgery. HAHAHA! I was pain free for 9 months and then the bursitis came back. The only treatment that my doc offered was cortisone injections, which I cannot have. Other than physical therapy, injections and just letting it rest, I don't know of anyother was to have it go away. I just takes time for that bursa sac to heal. Hope you find the answers you are looking for. Take good care,View Thread
There are several medications that have no codeine but it depends on how allergic he is to it as to what you can take. I am allergic to Morphine and can't take the synthetics of hydro and oxycodone. Demerol, Dilaudid and Fentanyl are substitutes for not being able to take the codeines. Has he been put on Nucynta, that is a relatively new opiate being used. I have very good success with Nucynta and Fentanyl. I hope he can find a medication that will help him. Take good care,View Thread