What have you tried?
all the meds like lyerica, etc. now im on lortab 10 5 times a day and climbing.
Lortab is probably one of the worst treatments...only blunts pain in the head, and eventually stops working.
thats what is happening
If the pain is severe enough, you could consider nerve blocks.
24-7 how will that work . and what is that
This involves an injection of an anesthetic agent directly into the affected nerves. This is a more aggressive way of treating neuropathic pain. It can result in numbness (which some find preferable) and the effect may be temporary.
oh lord, no needles, anything else?
You would likely need to see an academic podiatrist or neurologist for this. They would numb up the skin prior to injecting the nerves, so you might not feel the needle at all. There are other procedures they can try in extreme cases, including botox injections (sorry, more needles...but tiny ones :-), and spinal stimulators. If you are not ready for this, you would need to stick with medications and physical therapy.
You could also try Alpha-lipoic acid (an antioxidant that shows promise) and Actovegin (a combination of inorganic and organic elements) which can be given by IV or orally.
i wondered why my primary phys. didn't send me to a spec. no meaningful help . just have to live with it, thanks anyway.
You're welcome. Do ask to see a neurologist, at least. If you go to an academic medical center, he or she will be up to date on the latest developments in the field, including the ones I have mentioned. Bring in a copy of this thread and ask them about it. One or more may prove helpful. The alternative, of course, is status quo.
ok. thanks again
Glad to help. Best wishes.