Taking narcotics is tricky, you body becomes use to it, so the dosage has to be raised and addiction sets in.
Neurologist that does pain management is a good choice.
I have chronic head pain. [see diagnosis in signature]. I am on a combo of 3 meds. Usually my pain is kept between a 3 and a 5 on the 1-10 scale. I have learned to tolerate it. Yes, I am on disability, can not work.
To reduce pain I also do the following:
Meditate for pain,[ not the 'om' chanting kind]
gentle stretching and neck/back strengthening yoga
Heat pads, kind that are heated in the microwave
Sleepy time tea
I hope this helps you.
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;