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I have suffered from a lower back pain for 24 years now. I

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I have suffered from a lower back pain for 24 years now. I have two pulled discs and a tear.
I have just decided to come off of all my medicines and start again looking at it from a homeopathic view.
Would would be the average cost, and how effective would it be.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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you can consult a homeopathy practitioner, but all of their treatments and charges vary.

Dr. David :

have you had a spine MRI scan of your back to look at your herniated disks?

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have you tried physical therapy or weight loss to help your back pain?

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you might benefit from a steroid injection of your spine to help decrease the disk herniation and help the pain.

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I see you have tried spinal injections before

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that didn't help?

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have you tried physical therapy?

Customer: Yes, I had a MRI scan which highlighted the torn discs. I have had physio, I regularly do yoga to keep my fitness up, I can walk about 10 miles but no further than that as the back seems to feel like an old machine. I only weigh 10 stone so am not aware that the weight could cause a problem. The doctor I have seen refuses to send me to the hospital again as he says the back pain does not relate to a specific area just my lower back, hips and my left leg
Dr. David :

I see

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I think you should see a spine surgeon

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it sounds like you have tried all of the methods to help the area heal and it is not getting better.

Customer: but how do I do that
Dr. David :

you might need a spinal fusion surgery

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you need to get your GP to refer you to see a spine surgeon.

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for evaluation of spine surgery to fix your disk tear.

Dr. David :

spine surgery is usually reserved for a last resort.

Dr. David :

and this sounds like a last resort.

Customer: ok so I will enquire at my local GPS again. I am hoping that coming off all the painkillers I am now and replacing them with natural herbal remedies may help. Would that be practical as the current pain killers aren't working and the new pain killers he gave me are anti depressants given ass a pain killer
Dr. David :

you can try cymbalta which can sometimes help pain

Dr. David :

also other options are lyrica or neurontin which are nerve pain medications which could help.

Dr. David :

amitriptyline can be used at night time as well.

Dr. David :

ultram or tramadol can be tried as well.

Dr. David :

you can also try traumeel which is a natural remedy which can help your back pain.

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good luck to you.

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Customer: Amitriptyline is the anti depressant one I have just been given and I reacted to tramadol
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you can try that.

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and ask about lyrica or neurontin as well to try

Customer: thank you for you response. I will try traumeel and see if that helps.
Customer: Thank you
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