Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Pain Management Forum

Kratom for pain relief ?

Must Read
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. But what is pain? And how can pain management help relieve different types of pain? Basic facts here....
How does the nervous system work to register pain? And what are the major causes of acute and chronic pain? Plus, who's at risk of pain here....
Acute and chronic pain manifest different symptoms. Learn the difference here and know when to seek medical help for pain....
User Profile
A close friend of mine recommended Kratom for relief from my back pain (due to a climbing accident a few years ago) They swear by it, but having done some research I see it can be addictive although it seems to have no side affects. Has anyone come across or used Kratom?
Did you find this post helpful?
|

replied June 19th, 2009
yea, i've taken kratom before, not for too long, it is a pain reliever, i think it was used as a treatment for opium addiction a long time ago. I'm not a doctor so you'd probably be better off checking with a doctor or specialist who knows about this type of stuff, but from my experience it may work, and would be no more addictive than any controlled substance pain killers such as vicodin, percoset, oxycontin, morphine, dilaudid, etc., probably less if anything. In my opinion Heroin is to methadone as Vicodin is to Kratom
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied June 22nd, 2009
Thanks. I have been doing quite a bit of research and there are some amazing stories out there as well as some warnings. Will try some in small dosage and see how it goes.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied July 1st, 2009
Kratom is grown only in thailand, and thailand is the only place its illegal, people chew the leaves to aleviate pain or make a concentrate tea. I've tried the concentrate tea 25x potentcy.... It doesnt really work well and it makes you a little nauseas. Poppy Pod tea works much better as a pain reliever.

Kratom works on par with tramadol, but no doc should have a problem perscribing you that
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied November 22nd, 2009
Yeah, I take Kratom twice daily for my chronic nerve and hip pains. I have 95% of the signs for MS but my doctors are relucktent to diagnose same. I have also done lots and lots of research on Kratom. It is known for being addictive if consumed every day for several years (2-3). In my case, my entire body is in pain at one time or another. If you ask me, I would risk the addiction if it meant less or no pain any day of the week and twice on sunday. I
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied November 22nd, 2009
Kratom is indiginous to several regions outside of Thailand and is also illegal in Malaysia (and a few other parts of the world).
|
Did you find this post helpful?