Responses

  • 1 month ago

    RE: Cervical injury, thoracic double scoliosis and lumbar pain; degenerative disc disease

    It doesn't really help. I have been on meds for 12 years. One being the notorious Fentynal. I ran out on vacation last year and I had a very bad summer of pain . I thought after 5 days with no patch I'd improve. NOTHING! NO PAIN RELIEF with 150 mg of the Duragesic patch. Marijuana works better!
  • 19 days ago

    RE: Cervical injury, thoracic double scoliosis and lumbar pain; degenerative disc disease

    I definitely understand you on that one I have had two bad knees and my back has been in and out ever since this year started so my quality of life is about gone now I have taken everything I can even prescribed drugs but nothing helps I just want to be out of this constant pain that's all
  • 2 days ago

    RE: Cervical injury, thoracic double scoliosis and lumbar pain; degenerative disc disease

    Sounds a lot like me. At one point 10 years ago, I was using a wheelchair or a walker to get around. My doctors had me taking very strong doses of morphine and Dilaudid combined. It was a nightmare. The best thing that ever happened to me was when I was admitted to a private hospital that specializes in physical and occupational rehab. I was there for a week. I worked hard at home for six months. I discontinued all opiate medications. I keep my weight down, which makes an incredible difference for me ( I’m 5’ 7” and weigh 130 lbs. now.) I walk at least 3 miles per day. I practice yoga and meditation. I stay physically active as much as I can, even when I’m at work. I avoid sitting for any length of time. I have a “desk” job, But I’ve modified my workspace so that I can either stand or sit at my desk and work on my computer. I cut out all meat from my diet. That too huge difference. I reduced my pain levels quite a bit just by switching to a vegetarian diet. My medications are ibuprofen, CBD, and Diclofenac gel. I also use heat and ice as needed.