... day for 3 years and there not working anymore. I've been tho pain management, physical therapy, and injections. Should I switch to 10/325 Norco and how would I talk to my Dr about it bc I'm a fair bc I'm so young he will try to dodge me on it
Bless you! I feel your pain as I have herniations in L4-L5 and L5-S1 I am bone on bone. It is very painful and I live every day in terrible pain. I started with it in my 40's. I have degeneration all up and down my spine and I had neck pain first starting in my late 20's after I hit a deer on the highway when I was pregnant with my first child. When you are young they dont like to give opioids (well anymore it hard for ANYONE to get opioid treatment) mainly because you do get tolerant and you eventually need higher and higher doses. Are you a surgical candidate? You might think about talking to a neurosurgeon (use a neurosurgeon and not an orthopedic doc for spinal surgery) and see if you are a candidate and what kind of odds you get with improvement after surgery. You are young and that puts you in favor for healing better than an older person. Opioids truly are only a temporary fix. I would just be honest with your doctor and let him know the meds arent working and ask him what your next options are. Have you had RFA? (radiofrequency ablations) Some people find good relief with these as they actually burn the pain generating nerve.
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