... have to roll out of bed. It seems to be getting worse.I finally have my Medicare and have an appointment with a pain management Dr. I have been taking Oxycodone 30mg they work for about 4 to 5 hrs then my pain starts again. I had a phone consult with a surgeon and the surgery costs 100,000.00 and its not covered by my insurance so medication is my only option what ever help anyone in the know can give me is more than appreciated Please
I had a MRI in 2010 which said I have Spinal stenosis.My lower back pain is so bad in the morn. I?
Question posted by Freckleface1 on 2 Aug 2013
Last updated on 10 April 2022 by To Honest
I found when I had a spinal cord stimulator put in that it helped a lot , sadly a lead fell out of my spinal cord and it had to be removed,I cannot afford the testing as well as the 20% I need upfront to have a new one put back in. Since my husbands passing 2yrs ago right before Covid my income has dropped and his bills became mine, however if you have decent medical insurance talk to a neurologist about it . I found when I had it I didn’t need as much pain medication and I was more active. Good luck Wishing you the best .
hi.. sorry to hear about your pain.. I sure can identify with this.. I have permanent nerve damage and my neurologist says no to surgery due to possibilities of paralysis.. so far of the different pain medications I have taken.. oxycodone 40mg time release, are without a doubt work the best.. the other drug I am taking is called lyrica..its an aid treatment for nerve pain.. but you have to be careful with lyrica.. if you choose to discontinue taking it.. it can take up to 2 months to get out of your system.. I'm not sure of your full situation there, and I know theres new medications that have been approved.. the best thing is to check with your doctor.. and when you try something new.. just check online for that exact drug to see what others are saying.. but knowing extreme back pain..oxycodone is so far the best youll find with lyrica , in my opinion..there are other ways to get short term relief, but the pain does come back... I wish I could help more.. feel free to contact me if needed..
I recommend asking your doctor about naproxen. I have extreme lower back pain from my spin and tailbone being fractured, therefore causing my tailbone to push outward. My doctor, along with pain killers, prescribes me naproxen which is a anti-inflammatory. The main reason for my suggestion is, bc when I have the worse pain, which is also usually in the morning, it is bc my joints have swelled, putting pressure on my already sensitive areas. The pain killers might take away the pain but when you decrease the pressure, you also decrease the pain. It's a non-narcotic, so you'll have nonissue being prescribed it.
I agree I would talk to your doctor about something more long acting. I have been on just about every pain med there is and into experience Fentynal patches work best and then I take oxycodone for break through but there isn't much!
Consider seeing a physiatrist. Google physiatrist for specific information about this medical specialty.
I'm sorry your in pain I know what your going through but pain management didn't help me I hope it works for you but what works for me is Lidoderm Lidocaine patches and I also have the cream because you can only use the patches 12hrs on and 12hrs off so I use the cream on my 12hrs off I also take Oxycodone 15mg but they are over $100 but I'm on Medicaid and Medicare if I was you I would file for Medicaid now my mom and I got another insurance that helps with your Medicare that you need to check into its called Care Improvement Plus it helps a lot with surgerys, Hospital stays and all Pharmacy's take it. Good Luck To You and God Bless!
I know in my dads situation no one would take his case with that diagnoses. No one even in pain management would touch him until he got a different one. So consider yourself lucky.
I'm sorry to hear about your intense pain! Too bad the surgery isn't covered, but it may not improve your pain anyway. This site is full of personal stories of surgery not fixing the problem and in some cases making it worse or causing new pain, scar tissue, etc.
The pain doctor should put you on something more long lasting to get you through the day. Oxycontin claims to be 12-hour, but most people only get 5-6 hours of relief. There are other options you can research on this site, including MS Contin, Methadone, etc. Good Luck! Your pain doc might also want to see if physical therapy could help you.
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