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Reviews for Norco to treat Back Pain
Review by Tajmah:
I've been on Norco 10/325 for over a year.. it helps me be normal, being that I have a slipped disc, pinched nerve and stenosis. It doesn't take the spasms away, but I haven't found anything that does. If anyone knows of one that works please let me know I've tried them all. I just hate that because people can't see an injury they think you are not in serious pain, I hurt everyday and would love nothing more than to just be normal.
27 users found this comment helpful.
I have a bulging disc at L4/L5 that's pinching nerves in my back. Surgeon told me he would rather me go on pain medicines than go through with spinal fusion surgery. I'd never even heard of Norco before, but it is seriously an amazing pain medicine. I also get epidural steroid injections which provide much needed pain relief. I take one Norco 10/325 when I wake up, then one before dinner. Just those two pills make a huge difference in me living a "normal" life again. Gave it a 9 because I wish it lasted longer so I didn't have to take 2 pills a day.)
13 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
I was in a car accident in April and have been dealing with moderate back pain since then. Today, I'm being medi-evacuated from my ship (in the navy) back to the States for an unrelated issue, and I asked about something for the pain while I'm on the plane. This is amazing. I feel nothing and I haven't been able to get rid of the pain until now.
11 users found this comment helpful.
I have extensive long-term back damage I will suffer from for the rest of my life. I have been prescribed Norco now for over 2 years and takes my pain level from a 10 to a 7. My body has not yet become immune to the benefits Norco, it offers to relieve my pain even after 2 years. This medicine, combined with aqua therapy, and psychological therapy has made a HUGE improvement to my life.
Review by drumluver (taken for less than 1 month):
I have a bulging disc in the middle and lower part of my back. The doctors kept tell me to take NSAIDS but they would not do the job. Finally a doctor called in the Norcos for me and OMG they are a miracle drug. I have taken all kinds of pain meds because I am also a stone former and had multiple surgeries. This is a first for me and they are really good. I have been addicted to vicidin so pray these dont hurt me that way!
10 users found this comment helpful.
Works well with chronic back pain. Had L5-S1 fusion and now in diagnosis to rule out L3-L4 rostral disease. Lowers pain from 7/10 to 3/10. Doesn't work as well as Percocet but at least I don't hallucinate on it. I also don't like the "high" that Percocet produces and that effect is much less prevalent on Norco, thankfully.
I have had 3 Back Surgeries the first one was Botched with cut nerves and also left a hole in my spine! The other 2 was fusion surgeries with a implanted Battery Pack to try and fix the damage from the first one so I have to take pain medicines every 4 hours and I have tried a lot of pain medicines but Norco 10-325 seems to work the best so far for me.
14 users found this comment helpful.
I suffered with a torn disc which eventually lost all the fluid at L5. So then I am left with a disc bulging way into the nerve, horribly painful. I dealt with it on my own for 8 months before going to the doctor. About a month after all the X-rays and MRI and shots and incorrect medicines they gave me Lortab... it was instant relief. They gave me 2 a day of 5 mg, that helped but wasn't enough. So I had a back fusion. The Norco works great. If the proper dosage is determined at onset it works wonders.
Norco is by far the only pain medicine I have tried and that actually worked for my back, neck and leg pain. For me there are no side effects, it just works. I suffered from depression due to the wide spread pain in my body but the Norco also has helped with that. I've taken it for 4 years and have had times off of the medication and it's tough but only because the pain returns and I become sleep deprived. It really is a miracle.
22 users found this comment helpful.
I take 8 10/325 Norco and two time released Opana ER 20 a day and the Norco helped for years alone, I have bowel problems joint and back problems. I just want to have a normal day to get up and care for my family. I don't drink or abuse medicines but I'm thankful for what relief I get from my medicines.
17 users found this comment helpful.
As a former Firefighter who suffered a back injury 17 yrs ago. The surgeons said surgery would not help and that I should stay on pain medicines for relief. I've tried them all. Norco 10/325 has been the best. I have been able to get a job and hold it, which has done wonders for my self esteem. To be able to return to the work force and lead a relatively normal life. I can't do a lot of things but since being on Norco 10/325 for 4 years now I no longer suffer any depression and family and friends say I'm my old self again. I still suffer times where I have to slow way down but overall this medicine has been life changing for me.
32 users found this comment helpful.
I have had low back pain for about 20 years, had a disc bulge cut out L4-L5 now pinched never L5-S1. I WENT TO Norco because I have taken Vicidon for many year. Norco works very well for me. I take 4 10mg four times a day.
16 users found this comment helpful.
I am a female, 20 years old and have been on Vicodin since I was 17 years old. I had an accident in '07 and had major health issues and found that I have Scleroderma (a hardening of the skin and tissues) and it had caused me to have mild arthritis through my body. This year I found out I have full nerve damage in my left leg and it's completely numb. This is caused from an 8mm herniated disc in my L4. My doctor bumped me up to Norco and I must say it does work. At most I take 2 every 5 hours. But normally 1 and a half does the trick. Withdrawals are bad, BAD anxiety, depression (coming off and being on), also decreased sex drive and libido. But does work wonders for pain.
29 users found this comment helpful.
I had a traumatic injury to my neck and shoulders about 7 years ago and didn't have proper treatment to repair the injury, so now I have constant moderate-to-severe pain in my neck/shoulder/back. Norcos really help a lot, but, as others have said, they don't last very long. I have to take 1.5-2 10/325mg tablets every 4 hours (at the most).
WORST SIDE EFFECT: Constipation. By far. Since my back hurts all the time, the thought of going and playing sports is intimidating to say the least, so I don't exercise nearly as much as I should (I've gained 35 pounds since the accident and I'm 28 now).
Overall this is a great medicine and one I would recommend.
26 users found this comment helpful.
I have taken hydrocodone for several years due to severe back pain. I have osteoporosis which has resulted in several compression fractures. My back is a mess. I have had multiple surgeries for stenosis and disk problems. I have tried all the pain killers, Oxycontin, MS morphine, Lortab, etc. Norco works the best and I have only minimal side effects. I have taken the Norco 10's, one every 4-6 hours for the past 5 years. I am able to work and function almost normally with the pain killers.
41 users found this comment helpful.
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