Re: any help appreciated
sorry for the problems you are having, it's hard having back issues. First off-are you seeing a good back doctor? If not, you need to find one and work with him. If you have one-great, if not-get a refferal from your gp and go. Your gp isn't going to take care of your back issues except to tell you that you are taking too much tylenol.
Moving on....opiates are often prescribed for pain management. As a PM patient, I may end up with a dependancy, but it isn't an addiction. I don't take the drugs for a high or a rush feeling. I take the drugs to minimize the pain that I live with daily. See the difference? Many of is pm'ers will develop a dependancy...but it is NOT an addiction.
I think you will have to ask for a PM doctor. Most GPs will not prescribe Class II narcotics. The DEA keeps such a tight watch on doctors that prescribe them that GPs don't feel it is worth the effort. You can ask your doctor to prescribe something...and if he won't Ask for the refferal to someone who will. He should be able to reccomend someone to you. If not, as your pharmacist, ccheck with frineds...you get the pic.
Good luckand keep us posted...OH, while you are working on that, have you tried something like biofreeze-which is a cold therapy gel and works wonders..you can find it on line or at chiro offices. Or ask your gp for lidoderm patches. You put the patch on the pain area and keep it on for 12 hours/then off for 12. Cold pack-on for 15 minutes then off. just a few suggestions(I've tried them all)