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I spoke to my GP last week and he said to take 2 painkillers instead of 1 and just to rest it. However this isn't a long term option for myself as I need to be at work to earn a living. When I lay down the pain slightly eases and becomes more bearable but as soon as I sit up for longer than 2 hours it is unbearable. I wondered if you know of anything that I can do to reduce the pain or even better to get rid of the pain? Is taking tablets and rest my only option?
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replied April 24th, 2008
Back Pain Answer A3992
Long term usage of Tramadol won’t solve the problem but likely will complicate it with addiction to Tramadol. You may want to request an MRI image of the spine in order to locate the source of pain.


You may also want to consult a neurosurgeon about this.



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