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Neither Darvocet or hydrocodone have helped my muscle back

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Neither Darvocet or hydrocodone have helped my muscle back pain, even when I take 1 Darvocet and 1/2 Hydrocodone together. What should help me?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 5 years ago.

DearCustomer

 

greetings and thankyou for using justanswer!

 

How long are you having back pain?

how long are you taking the pain killers and in what doses?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I have been in lower back pain for over six months. Hydrocodone/APAP 7.5/500 was prescribed twice daily. After complaining about the pain, they sent me to the pain doctor and he prescribed Darvocet-N/APAP 100-650 TAD 4 times a day. Still no relief.

 

Have had one pain shot and have two to go.

 

The only time I get some relief is from physical therapy, Better Bodies in Rockledge, Fl.

 

You would think they would give an eighty year old woman a pain reliever and not worry about her becoming addicted

 

Thanks for your input.

 

Iris

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Not sure if I am doing this right, but forgot to mention that I also take Crestor, 10 MG
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 5 years ago.
DearCustomer
<br />   Hello.The medication for back ache need not be limited to painkillers alone.Very often muscle relaxants,drugs that have analgesic and antiinflammatory properties,antidepressants,physical measures like heat/traction/diathermy all have a role to play.The medication will depend on the cause of the backache.I suggest you try hot water baths and a simple analgesic like Naproxen added to your therapy apart from the physical therapy you are taking.Since you have been on this medication for a few months with no benefit,discuss using Tramadol/Ketorolac with your GP/PCP/ Pain Doctor.Occasionally ,the Statin Crestor you are taking may be adding to your muscular pain.
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