If traditional treatment for chronic pain fails, there are other options to consider. There are alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, spinal manipulation, herbs and supplements, as well as lifestyle changes, such as exercise. Specific conditions may also offer several other medications or treatments to try, such as is the case with back pain. Sometimes surgery is an option when traditional methods have failed.
Dear Dr Lasich - I'm six weeks post op spinal fusion surgery. Dec. 8, 2011 and then again eight days later I was in so much pain. The doctors went back in and found that a screw had broken by bone and some hardware was removed. My foot feels like it's on fire and top of my toes feels like someone is holding a match to them. I know nerve…