Tired of fighting the "back" battle - Advice?
Good evening everyone,
I have had suffered back pain on and off for the majority of my 38 year life. I've had every kind of test, scan, imaging, etc. known to mankind performed on me to find out that my pain is a muscular issue - no structural problems whatsoever. For the last 3 years, I have been taking 2-3 Loratabs per day on and off as this is the only medicine that seems to help. Unfortunately, the Lortab comes with it's own set of draw backs - addiction, lethargy, etc. and have tryed numerous other meds. - muscle relaxers, anti-inflamatory, etc., etc. To combat my aching back with over the counter aspirin and such is the equivelent of hunting elephants with a BB gun.
OK - Here are my question(s):
Is there such a medicine that I can take on a daily basis that will work as good as the Lortab without all of the things you've got to worry about like addiction, lethargy, etc.?
Can anyone offer any advice on why my backs aches like it does even though I'm a healthy male with nothing structurally wrong?
Any advice on what my next step should be?
Thanks so much for any/all responses as I know that there is some very valuable info. here on this board.
Thanks again and God Bless,