Thankyou, a pleasure to meet with you also.
I am here to stay and i am so glad i did find the forum and find you all, its lifted my spirits as i am so anxoius and aphrehensive, i need to slow down and take one thing at a time as i junp to conclusions and that being the worst for some silly reason.
The norpan patches are not available yet in the states but i believe its not to far away, Buprenorphine
Is the main ingreidant, there are 5, 10 & 20 mg patches the pain relief is supposed to last for 7 days then a new patch applied to the skin,i have only had the patch on since Friday and at 10 mg, they say it takes 3 days to become effective , i am praying that this is the case as my pain is chronic and sometimes is just bearable and other times i am in extreme pain.
I would love to hear from anyone willing to talk about how they cope with chronic pain? including meds, theraphy,cold compress, heat packs ointments etc... or anything else that has been effective in reducing pain.
When you say Idiopathic do you mean degenerative?- Information i have is that degenerative scoliosis occures around 40 years of age, My curve has only moved slightly since my first lot of x-rays when i was 18 or 19. i had another lot of x-rays at the age of 22 years of age. I am sheduled this week to have the next set of x-rays (now at 41 YRS of age ) to see if the curve has moved any further or stayed the same, my fingers are crossed that it hasnt curved anymore x.
i am not sure on the thoughts of surgery required by adults with moderate to severe scoloisis, i am aware that it used to be rectified on younger children before reaching late teens
.My cousin had surgery at the age of 12 years old, placed two metal rods between the spine to assist it to grow in the correct manner, years later they removed the rods and she now has a straight spine and lives an active pain free life, you wouldnt even know she had it, if you were not told. i dont now how they go in surgery for adults, i am being refered to a orthpeadic surgeon, for his option and will discuss the risks, and find out what percentage of this surgury has been succesful.
I am going to request a MRI and a CT to check for nerve and spinal cord damage and disc damage, apparently you can have a nerve test. My pain has increased and is intensified dramatically, and apparently this is a symptom of degenerative damage along with a list of others, i experience thorasic pain, severe shoulder and neck pain, and tingling warm numbness pain in the lower back.
Does anyone here sufferer lower back pain with numbness and tingling hot pain? Should i apply hot or cold paks? i would like to hear if any of this has assisted others for a little relief.
Thankyou once again for your warm welcome, and nice to meet you too. hoping you are feeling pain free as possible.