What Alternative Remedies Are Out There For Chronic Back Pain?

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I have had surgery on L5-S1 and now my surgeon wants to do a fusion. I am tired of taking all these narcotic medications to function everyday. I am looking for any pain remedy or reliever for chronic pain. An alternative to narcotics, Much thanks in advance

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5 Responses to “What Alternative Remedies Are Out There For Chronic Back Pain?”

  1. TiggerGu says:

    I have a stress fracture and nerve impingement between my L5/S1 as well. I have a lot of back pain as well as radiating nerve pain down my leg. Have you ever had a steroid shot in your spine….a nerve block? That might help you.
    For the nerve pain, I found an exercise that REALLY helps! Visit this link and look at figure 19…that’s was saved me from my pain.http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exe…
    Also, just lying on your back with your knees up to your chest daily can help. I found that I must stretch every single day whether I need it or not to prevent pain. Getting to a place without pain is difficult, but once you achieve that it must be maintained through daily stretching. It won’t heal your pain in one day, but over time it will help.

  2. Kevin says:

    medical marijuana is an alternative medication currently being prescribed by doctors in 14 states.
    the thc in marijuana has been proven to help alleviate chronic pain, without the side effects from narcotics (i.e, nauseness, lack of appetite, but im sure you already know all those side effects)
    not only can cannabis relieve pain, but it can also alleviate the symptoms from the required narcotics
    please don’t let politics get in the way of pain relief. NO ONE deserves to live a life in pain

  3. Dr Duncan DC says:

    Try chiropractic. It is drug free, non invasive, and conservative. It also has great results with low back pain. It is also the number one rated treatment for low back pain as far as patient satisfaction ( http://chirotalk.wordpress.com/2009/04/1… )
    For low acute low back pain not responding to self care the only active treatment recommended by the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society in the “Annals of Internal Medicine” 2007 (Oct 2) was Spinal Manipulation.

  4. justinfr says:

    Is your pain well controlled with the opioids? If so, I would stick with what works. There really is not many issues with opioids when they are taken as directed by your doctor for legitimate pain.

  5. Cindy says:

    Well, if yours is chronic, maybe you should see a doctor.
    It could be the wrong positioning of the joints which causes the back pain.

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