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Don't thank me too soon - this is a real tough problem - and notoriously difficult to treat.
The usual management consists of effective analgesia - usually a combination of an opiate and and anti-inflammatory in addition to aggressive physical therapy.
The link below explains the problem and outlines the treatments and self help advice.
I would not usually advocate spending your money on devices advertised on TV - they rarely offer that "miracle cure."
If you can give me a list of his present meds I would be happy to give an opinion on optimizing this.
i can not get in touch with him at the moment but i do know that he was taking a steriod but not now , a pain meds every 4 to 6 hours and some kind of motrin not sure of the name and p therpy that he says is not much help. he still cant sleep in a bed so sleeps in a recliner. i have printed out the information that you sent to me and will give it to him as he doesnt have a computer. if there is any thing else that you can tell me to help it is most appreciated and i do thank you for your feedback.
If you are able to get his present drug regime I can give you some info.
I am glad that he is on the mend!
Thanks for the "accept"