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My mom has arthritis of the spine. She is on pain medication

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My mom has arthritis of the spine. She is on pain medication but nothing seems to help her. Do you have advice to help?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 months ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

How old is she?
Since when is she having this issue?
Does she have any other illness?
Did she have any test?

When did she consult doctor last and which specialist?
What pain medicines does she take?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
ok, she is 69. She was diagnosed in January. She is taking a generatic form of perasec. Not sure of spelling. She was ok at first but now everything hurts and simple things like getting off a chair or putting on pants is hard, no other illnesses. she does worry and she lose weight worrying
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 months ago.

Is it percocet?

When did she consult doctor last?

Did she have X ray or MRI of spine? blood work?

Did she consult any specialist?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
she had an x-ray, yes it is perocet. No specialist
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
I am sorry for her symptoms.
Antiinflammatory pain medicines like motrin or naproxen can be taken to reduce the pain, if there is no contraindications to them.
I would suggest to get her a review by a orthopedic specialist..
She can have other options.

Steroid shot is often helpful if her condition permits.
Physical medicine specialist can arrange physiotherapy..
Pain pump can be another option.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish her good health.
Please rate my answer excellent if you are satisfied with it.
Regards.