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do you see a regular doctor or pain management doctor?
Are you able to take NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen?
Anti-inflammatory medications can help tremendously with joint pain
You can also ask your doctor for a prescription for Lyrica (pregabalin) which is a non-narcotic medication for pain control
please let me know if there is anything specific to your diagnosis other than joint pain such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, lupus, etc...
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
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
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