... makes your body more sensitive to pain in other parts of your body. Is this correct? And if so, is there something else I can take. I now seem to sometimes have more pain in my knees than in my cervical spine and end of taking the vicodin for my knee pain, not my cervical spine pain. Help please
No it doesn't do that. What can happen especially if your abusing the vicodin is it increases your tolerance. Once that happens and you don't satisfy that need then your brain will actually start to send signals out to other parts of your body and you experience phantom pain.
If you aren't addicted and abusing the vicodin then you can still have the phantom pain because hydrocodone (vicodin,lortab,hydro's) is not meant to be taken chronically. If you need long term chronic pain control then you need to be on a sustained release opiate like Oxycontin (oxycodone) or MS Contin (morphine). Taking vicodin long term only causes you to become addicted because it just isn't strong enough to cover long term pain... Hope this answered your question... Dave
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