View Full Version : Pain Med Help?

05-26-2006, 03:03 AM
Hello, My names Tyler Weathers im 18, 5'7" 150 lbs, and i have 35 lumbar and 55 thoratic curves.
Im Very active also tho, I was a 3 time state placer in oregon high school wrestling, and also participate in MMA (like cagefighting, UFC). I like being really active becuase i feel my curve progresses slower when im actually doing stuff. Being really active tho causes tons of pain all throughout almost every muscle in my back. whenever i ask a doctor what to do for pain all they tell me is take ibuprofen every day, well i take about 1500 mgs every day and it doesnt do squat, and pain disrupts my schoolwork in class because i figit a lot and try to stretch parts of my back... its also embarrasing. anyways i was hoping what anyone would suggest i could do for everyday pain at school for example.
I appreciate any response.. Thanks

05-26-2006, 11:15 AM
Hi Tyler...

You should talk to your scoliosis specialist, and tell him/her that the ibuprofin is not doing enough.


05-26-2006, 06:49 PM
Hang in Tyler- staying active is the best way to go. Tell your doc about the pain and ask to see a pain clinic. Impressive you are so active. Eric

05-27-2006, 06:23 PM
Thanks for the replies

05-27-2006, 09:00 PM
You might also want to ask for a referral to a trained physical therapist. They can evaluate your muscles and see what needs to be stretched or strengthened. This will help with the sports you do, as well as pain control. I have scoliosis and have kept the many pains down for years with physical therapy exercises.