I Have Pain Every Day And Night For Years. I Wake Up Crying In Pain. My Arms And Elbows Hurt Bad.

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I Have Pain Every Day And Night For Years. I Wake Up Crying In Pain. My Arms And Elbows Hurt Bad.

My doctor has me on norco and xanax. I don't like the effect on my brain. I hurt so much, and I am so tired all the time, tired of pain and crying. My arms and elbows hurt; I wake up to too much pain. I walk about 2-4miles a day for exercise, to stay limber because of my bad back. If I don't walk, I get so stiff I walk like the tinman all rusted up. I stay busy as I can. Had a rough life, have a shattered tailbone, severe concussions, and my fingers turn white and numb in the cold. What can I do?

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Sometimes a different approach is neccessary to get out of a rut. When someone who is stuck in a rut sees me, I like to look for different ways of tackling a problem with medications, physical therapy, exercise, and healthy habits.

Many types of medications are available. Intractable pain is often associated with nerve sensitivity and (to a degree) nerve pain. Medications used to treat nerve pain are ofter overlooked. Some trial and error, may be neccessary, but worth it when the winning combination is found.

Next, revising the current exercise routine can also make a difference. From walking to strengthening, any old dog can learn new tricks.

Finally, and most importantly, people usually underestimate the power of health. Smoking, eating, sleeping, playing, and working; all aspects of life can help or hinder someone's health. You can start with breakfast. Optimizing your health can pull you out of a rut and on to the road of feeling better.

Rock the boat a little or just start swimming...

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

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