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    I was wondering has anyone else had herniated disc's in there lumber spine s1 to l5 before? How can I relieve my pain I have lyrica but it isn't doing anything for the pain in my lower back from the herniation I take targin mobic and lyrica some times I don't know what to do and my appointment with a specialist hasn't been sent to me yet I'm getting really frustrated ��I take hot baths which help for a little while and I use a hot rice bag but I don't know what else to do. Along with my back pain it's all so painful I could cry and no one understands what I'm feeling or going through. ��

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    Ooo nasty You could try getting your GP to switch you to Gabapentin if you think it's nerve pain. It's basically similar to Lyrica but some people get better results with one than the other.
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    Oh ok thanks it's not the nerve pain anymore it's just really sore where the disc's have herniated.

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    Hi Bee

    Just wanted to chime in and say Hi and am so sorry about this kyphosis situation you are in.....

    I had 4 lumbar herniationís starting in 2002 and 2 cervical last year that decided to remind me about all the fun I forgot about....thatís the problem successful scoliosis surgery, you find out that the rest of everything else falls apart....ahhh...getting old now...

    For herniationís I was never prescribed opoids. I used Celebrex, Naproxen, Bextra (Blacklisted now) and Diclofenac which is goof stuff.....I tried Gabapentin and didnít like it.
    Opoids only for surgical recovery, thatís a different story....

    Medrol pack.....oral steroids. 6 day program....Worked well.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylprednisolone

    I also used hot water soaks, massage, ocean therapy, scuba diving, VAX-D, Osteopathy, and Chiro, which is useless for herniationís.... Traction yes, and no. Been used since Hippocrates, and we still donít have a clue....Modulus of elasticity?....Sometimes, I guess. The body is complicated.

    My 4 lumbar herniationís in a 70 degree lumbar curve eventually drove me to surgery. It was a long battle.

    I take it your in Australia.....If so, can you travel anywhere in Australia to see another surgeon? Just wondering....

    Ed

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    Default Re: herniated disc help!

    Bee I'm sorry u have a herniated disc
    Oh by the way gilly Gabapentin is a elipecy medication
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    Default Re: herniated disc help!

    Indeed it is Kara, but it is also used for other conditions, in particular nerve pain, it's just different doses that they give you depending on what it is needed for
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    Just wondering if someone pushes down on you're lower back on other side of your herniated discs can that cause a lot of pain? I have herniated discs from l5 to s1 and bulging discs from l4 to l5.

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