Re: Spondylosis/pain meds question
I had grade 3 spondy (Fusion as of Dec. 29th 2008), and before the surgery I tried all the same pain meds you listed - on and off for years. I found when the area was more irritated than usual Flexoril and ice would work to relieve some pain - but I believe that was only because it was taking care of the pain from the inflammation, not the 'root' pain.
I really never found any one drug that completely diminished the spondy pain, but I found Loratab worked to reduce the pain somewhat. Mind you, it 'stopped working' after a few months, and I had never again found anything that had worked that well.
I hope you find a combination that works for you.
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