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    Help with pain
    Wnmay posted:
    I am paralyzed from the chest down c5/c6 level of injury. I have constant neck an shoulder pain. What are some meds I can ask my Dr. about that will keep me from hurting an get me off these lortabs?
    annette030 responded:
    You need to discuss all this with your doctor.

    Have you tried tramadol or NSAIDs? They are the next thing down from Lortab.

    How old are you? How old is your paralysis?

    Are you looking at short or long term use?

    Why do you have neck/shoulder pain?

    What else can you try as far as non-drug treatments?

    These questions popped into my mind right away.

    Take care, Annette
    Wnmay replied to annette030's response:
    I'm 24 I have sum bad disks an bone spurs plus the hardware in my neck and my bones are deterating (however u spell it). The tramedols don't work. I'm lookin for long term
    Wnmay replied to annette030's response:
    Also I've been paralyzed 4 years be 5 jan 5th
    Anon_57995 responded:

    Just wondering-
    C5-6 complete, or incomplete?

    I'm a C 5-6 incomplete. Is the pain from spasm?

    Perhaps telling your MD what you're experiencing, rather than asking for a med by name, could be a better approach.

    Your MD can evaluate you and knows your history.

    Good luck.
    Wnmay replied to Anon_57995's response:
    I'm complete
    annette030 replied to Wnmay's response:
    Also instead of saying you have terrible pain, tell him what kinds of activities you cannot do due to pain.

    Just a thought.

    Take care, Annette

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