OTC don't work at all i should've proofed read .. As for how do I know? I have been to several neuro-surgeons and back surgeons. I have a birth defect in the lower spinal cord/nerve related. But that's okay from what I have heard of many others that have had the surgery, I'd rather just deal with what i have.I've known about the birth defect since I was old enough to understand. It has limited my life alot but I adapted as I grew older.
I take Tramadol on mild to severe, and Percocet on the Severe & Plus days. I take advil for headaches but it doesn't do anything for the general pain i deal with . I use heat, epsom salt soaks for milld pains (providing i can get into the tub)
My latest MRI was 2012 and I had 3 surgeons check my MRIs and in 2003 , 2 Surgeons told me a no go then as well.
Weather bothers me immensely - last night my neck /upper back/shoulders throbbed - one those i wish i could rip my spine out times. nothing phased it. - cold wet front came thru and another one due thru tuesday.
But thank you, i'll look into that list of pain killers.View Thread
I have arthritis of the Neck-Spine, Birthdefect of the lower spine-something do do with lumbar-nerve sac region, A severe ruptured of L5-S1 (non-candidate for surgery) Ruptured L1 or the last Thoriac (nonconfirmed) -just feels like when L5-S1 blew; Arthritis of joints - esp knees /feet. Neuropathy -upgraded to severe 2 years ago.
I take Tramadol for days that otc work, Percocet when pain is severe (like tonight). I also take soma , neurontin .
But I try other options before I do the prescripts , like heat, laying down, epsom salt baths ect..
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