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I have been suffering with agonizing back pain for over a

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I have been suffering with agonizing back pain for over a year. Have tried multiple injection procedures and have been taking opioid medication for over a year. Would like to look into the option of getting a medical card. Don't want to be taking opioids forever and would like to go back to work
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 10 months ago.

Hi. I am Dr Abid.Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply.

Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 10 months ago.

Have you had your MRI Lumbo saccral spine ?

Regards .

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
More than one
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 10 months ago.

Have you been diagnosed with pinched nerve ?

regards .

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have degenerate disease. Herniated disc. Spinal stenosis. Have not been told that there is a pinched nerve
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Have been told that I am not a candidate for surgery
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 10 months ago.

Pain is basically because of Pinched nerve , secondary to spinal stenosis , Herniated disc and you are not candidate for surgery mean you have multiple discs involved , thats why kept on conservative management .

You shouls start Tab Pregabalin a nerve pain killer which is not opioid 300 mg twice a day and increas up to 2400 mg /day .

This will help you out to control pain .

Physiotherapy will help you out .

Inject-able Diclofenec sodium twice a day for 5 days will help you out .

Injecatable Vitamin B 12 will help to regenerate neurons .

Good luck .

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