What's next after Ultram (Tramadol)?
- 7 Jun 2015 by Zach27
- 15 September 2016
- ultram, pain, back pain, neck pain, tramadol, chronic pain, neck
I've asked here before about my severe neck pain and finding something that might be able to solve it. My neck pain has been gradually getting worse as the time goes by and it most of the time feels like a sharp crushing feeling along the bottom portion of my neck and it sometimes travels into my back. I have currently been prescribed Naproxen, Gabepentin(Neurontin), Ultram and have received a trigger point injection into my neck all of this with absolutely no relief. I have had an MRI with good results and have been to physical therapy and a chiropractor still with no relief though the chiropractor did point out that my spine was curved on the X-Ray he did of me which he said was more than likely Scoliosis. I go this Wednesday to Sports Medicine to more then likely get another trigger point injection but I will definitely be letting him no that nothing is working for me as of yet.
I am 18 and even though I joined this forum rest assured that I am not a drug seeker in anyway I just want relief that I am not getting and am to the point where I don't care what they give me as long as it works.
Have you tried inversion? You're so young, the decompression offered by this may be a starting point. Pain relievers will not be effective for this sort of pain, not will muscle relaxers. Anti-inflammatory should be helping a bit more, and these injections could actually be doing more harm than good, as our perception of what's "wrong is very important.
Your body can self-heal if given the chance (no, I am not one of these herbal holistic fanatics either), which involves posture, no aggravating the area, diet (pro-healing) and lots of patience.
Hi, when i had my back injury i was prescribed Amitriptyline alongside Tramadol (+ Paracetamol & Ibuprofen). Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant but can be used off label to treat pain and to aid sleep. Maybe something to think about? I hope you find a cure and are feeling better soon!
You have really tried it all chiropractic is the way I thought you would be helped maybe the way you sleep or something is making it come back repeatedly. Have you ever heard of Toradol it's a non narcotic anti inflammatory and it works beautifully. Talk to your doctor there's also other narcotic pain medicine.
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