Re: Bad Bones = Joint pain > Big Time
You may be referring to Alcoholic Neuropathy which is a disorder involving decreased nerve functioning caused by damage resulting from excessive drinking of alcohol.
Have you had testing done such as CT and MRI? And if so what were the results? (If you've had the tests done and don't yet have it I recommend asking the facility that did the test to send you the results from the radiologist's review and summary). Where is the pain and what type of symptoms?
Some of the nerve pain medications out there today are Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lyrica. But the use of these depends on what the actual problem is (disc problem, nerve impingement, etc) and I'm not sure if prior alcohol use can limit how these work or if you'd need liver function tests first before your doctor would suggest something like these. Are you being treated by a Pain Med doctor?
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08