Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Carrie1983, Community Member, asks

Q: I am 25 years old with exreme lower back pain and extreme whiplash of my back.Dr gave me many medsl

I have scolosis, which causes extreme, constant lower back pain in the lower lumbar. My pelvis is off by 25mm and I lean to the left. I also have extreme neck pain due to whiplash even though I was never in hospital or car accident. I do yoga ,meditation, adjustments, accupuncture, eletric stim, NOTHING WORKED. No one in my family has this, I have been to about 5 Chiropracots and 5 regular doctors. Vicodin is too weakk, Percocets work really good, but put me in a bad mood, lortab is good but is not stronge enough. I was just given ooxycontin 80mg 2 times a day but it makes me feel like shit. WHAT SHOULD I BE TAKING? Email me at carriemb21@comcast.net or reply ASAP THANK YOU.

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Cort, Health Guide
9/23/09 8:24pm

This is a shot in the dark but have your ever considered going to a movement specialist? I've just been introduced to something called the Feldenkrais technique which uses very small movements to kind of retrain the body how to move without pain. The website I checked out was called the Anat Baniel method - she seems really quite good. I see some reviews of using Feldenkrais with scoliosis; one good and one not good. 


http://www.revolutionhealth.com/drugs-treatments/rating/bodywork-therapies-feldenkrais-method-for-scoliosis

 

http://www.anatbanielmethod.com/

 

It may be time to try one of these alternative methods. Even if they just take the edge off the pain it would be worthwhile. Good luck! 

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MillieKeyLargo, Community Member
9/23/09 8:53pm

Carrie,

You say that you have been to several "regular Doctor's", but have you ever been to a Neurosurgeon or an Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in spines? I think that with all of your back issues, going to a spine specialist would be the best idea. If you have a recent MRI of your spine, bring that with you.

Another thing...... you should also consult with a Pain Management Doctor. It sounds like everyone is giving you something different and not really following or "solving" your pain issues. A PM Doc can follow you, he will be the only one prescribing your meds plus he might be able to try other treatments for your pain, besides medication. That would be the best advice that I can think of here. You take care,

Millie

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MillieKeyLargo, Community Member
9/23/09 8:53pm

Carrie,

You say that you have been to several "regular Doctor's", but have you ever been to a Neurosurgeon or an Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in spines? I think that with all of your back issues, going to a spine specialist would be the best idea. If you have a recent MRI of your spine, bring that with you.

Another thing...... you should also consult with a Pain Management Doctor. It sounds like everyone is giving you something different and not really following or "solving" your pain issues. A PM Doc can follow you, he will be the only one prescribing your meds plus he might be able to try other treatments for your pain, besides medication. That would be the best advice that I can think of here. You take care,

Millie

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Rhonda, Community Member
4/ 8/10 12:06am

I know what it feels like to have constant back pain, I'm constantly miserable. I am 29 years old I have 7 bulged disks, a disk ruptured in two places in my lower back, degenerative disc disease, three of my discs have no space between them so they rub, I have a bone spur on a disc in the middle of my back, arthopathy all threw my back, and spondilosis which are crooked hips. I have also been on everything methadone 10mg six times a day usually works for me. Oxycontin will work your issue may be because you are on a really high dose. You may want to see if your doctor can put you on 20mg or 40mg twice a day, or buy a pill cutter at the pharmacy and cut your 80mg in half or quarters and try taking less. I take soma for my muscles it also helps with my pain especially in my neck.(I have three bulged disc in my neck) Another medicine that has helped me is Tylox the medicine I mentioned  you do not cause me to have mood swings so maybe it will take care of your problems. Another thing you may want to try is seeing a physical therapist it helps me alot, you may have to go to a couple different ones until you find the right one that has the equipment to help you. Good luck I hope this helps you so you can have a great life without your back pain interferring.  Rhonda

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By Carrie1983, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 09/23/09