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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Mar 02, 2015 2:32 PM

What medicine do you use to help with the inflammation? I am using naproxen but it's not helping much. I also take ginger, and turmeric, eat cherries. Any suggestions would be helpful

Mar 02, 2015 4:20 PM

My chiropractor recommended Formula 303 and tuna omega-3 oil for me. I also use icy hot when needed.

Mar 02, 2015 4:37 PM

Migraines, I have facet stenosis & use TENS, Voltaren gel, Tylenol Arthritis, & Tramadol.

Mar 02, 2015 7:24 PM

When it was suspected, my don't or put me on prednisone. It didn't help. Good story, eh?
I think that the root cause of the stenosis would make a difference for treatment.

Mar 02, 2015 7:25 PM

Don't or = doctor.

Mar 02, 2015 9:07 PM

I am on meloxicam, for many years now. I don't even remember what it was originally prescribed for, but the Dr's have kept me on it as my anti-inflammatory through all of my spinal issues. I do recall they tried me on celebrex first and it didn't agree with me!

Mar 03, 2015 6:59 AM

Mom had spinal stenosis

Mar 05, 2015 10:51 PM

Arthrotec works well for me.

Mar 05, 2015 11:09 PM

I can't take any meds for inflammation they cause sharp stabbing pain in my stomach. So I just have to tough it out.

Mar 09, 2015 11:27 PM

I use meloxicam. Great med. I've had 4 lumbar surgerys and have spinal stenosis myself. I would also highly recommend Torodal. It's a heavy duty anti inflammatory that comes in a shot, they can administer it at your regular doctor. You can get up to 3 per month, and it's been a life saver many many times during a painful flare up:)

Mar 10, 2015 9:55 PM

I have to watch right now what I take I was just put on Tradjenta for my diabetes.

Jan 07, 2017 10:36 PM

I'm taking diclofenac
But nothing helps
I got my first epidural Thursday
Mine is cervical with mylopethy
I didn't know until I got rear ended and my MRI was quite shocking
I'm in constant psin

Jan 09, 2017 3:40 PM

They can make a topical compound anti-inflammatory cream that doesn't involve GI tract. Skin absorbs well.

Jan 09, 2017 3:42 PM

Recipe for compound Edwin topicals for pain can be found in Fibromanual.com. Dr. Liptan gives a guide to PCP for ordering these meds topicak.

Jan 09, 2017 4:41 PM

Thanks
I'm having some side effects from ESI
My right foot 3 toes on right side numb
My right side of face feels like I left dentist office
And right hand 3 fingers numb
Just amazing how long it takes to get help in a situation like this.
The ESI did help my leg pain so I can at least walk
I'm not in real PM clinic yet my GP is waiting for neurologist to see if they will do surgery

Jan 09, 2017 4:57 PM

I am going to.have to get that manual.

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