Member Since: 11/17/05
I have intermitent nerological problems with the c-spine, but rarely any with the lumbar bulge. Basically saying I only have pain, but it's like I'm a prisoner in my own body sometimes. I cannot sleep without medication or weed, and I cannot smoke weed due to my job.
Currently all I do is self massage with a thera-cane, cervical traction with a saunders unit, and mild stretching. Other than that I take opiates which relieve the burning pain like no other medicine. I've also got at my disposal Amrix, Flexeril, and Soma. The soma is the best of these 3 medicines, but does not relieve any pain, just sedates. I might add I've been through no less than 6 rounds of phys. therapy to no avail.
I'm curious to hear what you guys are doing to manage your back pain?
I also want to start taking schedule II drugs, but don't know who to see to get them. There's no need to fry my liver any more than I already have. I've been on Norco, same dosage for 3 years (3x per day, 10/325). I've proven I can be functional on these medicine(s). I've tried seeing a PM doctor last year but couldnt stand him and I dropped them. He did not seem to relate to my problem at all. I'm scared to be labeled as a seeker if I visit multiple doctors - it's really a rough fucking road because nobody can see what you're going through.
And I don't care if my life was in jeapordy, there's no fucking way anyone is sticking a needle in my spinal cord (the next standard course of treatment).
Because I have back problems from top to bottom, weight lifting causes me to lose sleep - Pretty much anything that agitates my muscles absolutely kills me when trying to sleep. If I could fast forward to 1 month out lifting, I think it might help tremendously. I'm softer than I've ever been and need to build up my core.