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Good afternoon, thank you for getting in touch. Could you tell me a little more about what you'd like to discuss? I may take a few minutes to reply as dealing with other patients too, thank you
I'm very sorry to hear about what's been troubling you.
It sounds like your pain relief isn't adequate, what are you taking for it currently?
Yes I see you mentioned the addition of diazepam wasn't adequate but you didn't specify which painkillers it is you're taking. The reason I'm asking is so that we can consider what options there are for you in terms of pain medication
I see, thank you. I definitely would make sure you're taking the 30/500 (maximum) strength of co-codamol and also use ibuprofen alongside the ibuprofen gel applied locally. If this proves inadequate then your GP ought to give you something stronger such as a patch that releases a small amount of morphine based pain relief into the body per hour such as Butrans for example. If you've noticed a significant deterioration as well then it would be worth asking your GP to examine you and also to consider repeat imaging such as an MRI scan to make sure this isn't something like a small fracture line in one of the spinal bones or indeed a degree of nerve pinching there which can also often occur.