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can you please advise on multiple joint pain problems, i can

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can you please advise on multiple joint pain problems, i can not opiates as severely allergic but am struggling with pain, i have been prescribed balmosa for the joint but i can not apply it every i have pain and any suggestion would be welcome.

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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 2 years ago.

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do you see a regular doctor or pain management doctor?

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Are you able to take NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen?

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Anti-inflammatory medications can help tremendously with joint pain

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You can also ask your doctor for a prescription for Lyrica (pregabalin) which is a non-narcotic medication for pain control

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please let me know if there is anything specific to your diagnosis other than joint pain such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, lupus, etc...

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i broke 3 bones in my neck when i was 16, i have suffered since then, there has been so many different medications tried such as gabapentin and naproxyn however i seen to react against those as well. paracetamol and ibuprofen do not do anything either, the cream i have recently prescribed as named above will alleviate the pain for less than an hour and then it comes back. there is also only so many places i can reach to apply this, i am concerned about asking my daughter to so this as she is asthmatic and do not want to cause her problems as well

Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 2 years ago.
have you tried lyrica? have you ever had steroid injections to the neck?

I do not believe a topical cream will do much good for you at all.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i do not know what lyrica is but they keep telling me to have physio, i have tried this and it just makes matters worse. they have also said it maybe arthritis but will not test for it. i do not know what else to do as it is affecting my everyday life

Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 2 years ago.
I would go to get xray or CT or MRI imaging done on you r neck. then I would ask about a prescription for lyrica or getting injections to the neck for pain control
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i have had an MRI done, the problem is not really with my neck, it is more shoulder, lover back and hip pain. i know that there is a problem with the muscles and tendons in my shoulder but the rest seems too low to attribute to the accident i had, could it all be related. and do you also this it is the best thing for me to have nerve blockers with the problems that i have? i am a bit wary as no one seems to be able to pin point where the exact pain is in order to stop it. i really appreciate the advice

Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 2 years ago.
its normal for pain to be spread over multiple joints after a severe accident like that.
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