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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain
Question: mid back pain & spasm -- 5yrs
|alaskan - Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:27 am|
Female age 38 schoolteacher
5 yrs ago pulled muscle in midback rh side.
never recovered. Now have severe muscle spasm & chronic pain.
Have seen Family Physician, PT, Pain Specialist, Orthopedic Specialist....have had x-rays, mri....have tried TENS, PT (massage & exercise), RF treatment...
Currently taking Fentanly pain patches & anti-inflamatories.
The pain is getting worse....not better. Where can I go for help? I am worried that I may not be able to work much longer with this pain.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:26 pm|
Back pain can be extremely difficult to evaluate and relieve. Occasionally, repeat imaging after a period of time may show something new that explains the pain. Unfortunately, I don't have any great advice for you. Continue to follow up with your doctor. If you have not tried a muscle relaxant this may be something to try.
You may also want to consider seeing a spinal orthopedic specialist.
|thelma louise - Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:31 am|
i am 44 years old and have basically the same symtoms and i wear the fentanyl patches 100mcp some dosage like that anyways where do you find is the best place to put the patches and it hurts so bad i know the pain your in i would like a reply thank you
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