Recurrent metastatic cervical cancer pain: Tips to relieve pain?
I am a caregiver for my 35 yo daughter who’s cancer has returned despite chemo, radiation, and surgical interventions. She has had an intrathecal pain pump inserted and is on multiple medications for pain but the pain in her leg keeps getting worse. Local massage is a distraction and can sometimes get her to sleep but I can not constantly massage her leg. We have heating pads and ice pads and mechanical massagers, but they do not come close to helping her pain as much as physically massaging by hand. Pain medications have been adjusted many times, muscle relaxers have been added as well as medication to help with the nerve pain. She doesn’t want to get admitted again for pain management so we are looking to avoid that if possible. Any suggestions?