ALTERNATIVES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Posted by grandmaR @grandmar, Mar 31, 2018

Hello!
I was wondering if anyone tried cryo therapy or medical marijuana for pain management. If you did, how did they/it work?
Thanks
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

@jimhd

Right now, the pain that I'm dealing with is peripheral neuropathy pain in my feet. I tried without success every medication for neuropathy pain, as well as a number of other meds not specifically for neuropathy. I was happy if all they did was nothing. So many of them had side effects from minor to serious enough to be hospitalized. I had a spinal cord stimulator implant in June of last year and the pain was greatly reduced, but not eliminated. Over the past few months, I believe that the neuropathy is progressing, and along with that the pain. I take morphine sulfate contin, which is the only thing that has ever helped, along with Meloxicam and NSAIDS.

I've tried marijuana, which is legal here in Oregon, but it didn't help with the pain, and is too expensive. I have prescription lidocaine cream that I put on my feet to numb the pain. That gives me short term relief. Capzasin cream is said to help with nerve pain, but it didn't help me. My sister is sending me a spray that she has found very effective for pain control. I tend to be quite skeptical about anything that purports to be a miracle cure. But I'm willing to give things a try.

I'm looking forward to seeing what others have to say in this discussion.

Jim

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Please consider going to an integrative pain specialist. I was very skeptical about going but I finally pushed myself enough to just do it. I needed the help. My doctor prescribed oxytocin troches and ketamine troches. Somehow they work together for pain and they work great! I have peripheral neuropathy and it works better for the pain than the opioids did. I had fentanyl patches and tramadol for about 15 years on top of lyrica. I still have tramadol and lyrica but was weaned off the fentanyl patches because of the big opioid crisis. Since the oxytocin and ketamine has been helping so far the doctor is considering ketamine infusions. The ketamine kind of just numbs the pain for awhile.

Please let me know if you give it a try and how it works out for you. Good luck and take care!

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