Different from acute pain in that it is not a sensation trigger warning of sudden injury or temporary hurt, chronic pain is a constant aching and throbbing that persists for long periods of time. As many as 76.5 million people suffer from chronic pain in the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and it can affect people for weeks, months or even years at a time. Because of this constant pain, it is often difficult for people to work and frequently interferes with daily life.
Was on cortisone shots which didn't work, then lidocaine patches and ibuprophen which stopped working after that I ended up with stomach problems and could no longer take any nsaids. Vicodan made me sick so now I am on oxycodone/apap 10/325 and oxycodone 15 mgs. I am sick of taking these meds and would like to figure out something for pain that would not be addicting.