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Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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My 80 year old mom can't hardly get around due to back pain.

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My 80 year old mom can't hardly get around due to back pain. Doesn't want to be on pills. Over the counter not helping. Should I take her to er or doc in a box
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 8 months ago.

If you take her to the ER, they will give her a shot of toradol, which will reduce inflammation in the spine and hopefully she will move around better. If things are really bad, they will admit her and consider a steroid epidural injection or maybe a kyphoplasty procedure to knock out the nerves that are giving her such pain and muscular spasm. it depends on her imaging. If you have a MRI report on her, you can upload it minus her name, and I can explain it to you and help in that decision. But as a bot***** *****ne, if she really is unable to ambulate, the ER is much better than the doc in a box clinic. I hope that helps. Get back to me with questions and I will reply, or if satisfied, please remember to rate my service by clicking on the rating stars, as that is how I am compensated for my work. I will also put out the phone option box where I can call you for an additional fee. If you need that level of service, just put your number in the box and a time to call. Let me know what medications she is taking and I will reply here as well. Dr frank