I have had many accidents in my life, worked construction for 20 + years & recently was diagnosed with these 2 ailments. My pain meds have little affect on it I am taking Tramadol 100 mg a day, Gabapentin 300 mg a day & Flexaril 30 mg a day.
Now this has little to no effect on my pain, I am on disability yet my insurance will not kick in for another 16 months. Does anyone here know of any cheap pain meds or even herbs that i can buy over the counter that will help with pain? Now I also take Trazadone for depression & Warfrin as a blood thinner so I can't have anything that would counter act those meds.
I am hoping that someone here has some type of medical knowledge that may know of something that will help my pain. I do exercises that the doctor showed me and soon will be taking up swimming as i am told that this will help my back to some extent, however I have been told that because my bones are so soft that there is nothing medically they can do for my back.
I have a slight hump to my upper back where the spine is starting to curl & it is very painful, i wear a back brace that supports my lower and upper back & it pushes my shoulders back so to try to keep my back straight. I have been told I will have to wear this brace for life, it is uncomfortable to sit in but is great when walking or standing.
Any suggestions are welcome, thanks David. :)