I have Scoliosis and have really bad pain. I've been told my curve is pretty bad. Unfortunately I wasn't treated early enough and have never had a brace or anything. I am in physical therapy (almost a month now) and it seems my pain is getting even worse. I have been on Hydrocodone 5/600-something, but I take it and wears off so soon and then I am in excruciating pain. I am also taking 800mg Ibuprofen a few times a day and it does not help at all. I use a TENs unit and do my exercises, yet the pain persists. My mom controls my pain meds (1 three times a day) and it is still not enough. They don't want me to get addicted. I don't think my doctor will increase my dose. What now? Please help. I am in so much pain and I don't want people to think I'm some drug-seeking person.
Scoliosis Pain. Hydrocodone wears off too soon. HELP! What to try next?
Added 10 Sep 2011:
Yes, my doctor says I am done growing. I am 25. Also, my Scoliosis was supposed to stop progressing after puberty, but it still does.
You could always try explaining to the doctor that the 5/500 is not helping the pain and see if he will increase to the 10mg hydrocodone. The longer you stay on the hydrocodone you will become dependent meaning you will have to taper if you want to come off it so to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Hopefully, the physical therapy and exercises will begin to help soon. Be sure to tell the physical therapist that you are still in pain.
Maybe your dr can prescribe lipaterm patches to put on your back very helpful in lowering the back pain if he des even though they are stcky us gauze tape t keep in place the are a very good help no pills involved until you find other relief you can buy theracare patches frm just about any store put that on its like a portable heating pad not to hot last all day as well(store bands didnt work so well for me as thermcares) id get the regular instead of the back ones so you can put anywhere yu want and get more for your $ hope this helps good luck wish u painless days real soon
May I ask how old you are? Are you still growing? My son has this also when he was a child always complained about how bad he hurt. I think knowing how old you are is important to direct you to better help...
I had scoliosis surgery 3 months ago I'm 15, I know what pain your going through we all do that's the good thing about this site, I had that tablet when I was in hospital but I recommend diafine ( think that's how u spell it) or if ur really sore KODINE and losing is so strong you won't feel sore but It does have side effects and it makes u feel kinda sick, but please if your scoliosis is still getting worse you NEED surgery u don't want to be in pain ur whole life and when you are elderly , just go to a hospital they will treat it
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