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I am waiting to be operated on for spinal stenosis. How can I ease the pain in the meantime?

By Anonymous June 8, 2010 - 10:18am
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I am 76 yrs old. I take medication for hypertension and cholesterol. Have never had any other complications except that recently I have been diagonised with AMD and have been injected with Avistan twice. I have had sciatica pain since a long time, but recently the pain has became unbearable, so after various tests I have been told that surgery would be the final solution.

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It is important talk with your doctor about this, as they are there to help with your pain management. There are a few different types of treatments you can discuss with your doctor, that may help provide you with some relief:
- epidural injections
- anti-inflammatory medications
- certain vitamins may also help (including B-complex, folic acid)

Does this help? When is your surgery scheduled?

June 8, 2010 - 7:49pm
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