I have been on maintenance doses of Naproxen for my spinal stenosis. I recently had a horrible flare up of pain and weakness in one leg that eventually caused me to go to the ER. Possibly one of the most painful experiences in my life. At the moment they have me on a steroid to reduce inflamation and 5mg hydrocodone (Norco). While I hope this will get me through until it gets back to normal I want to make a few plans for the future "just in case". I feel lucky that I had a few Norco left over from previous surgeries to help me get through until I could get to the ER. However as all things, these too will pass. Has anyone transitioned to using tramadol for back pain and what did you find effective?
Basically I want to replenish my "emergency supplies" with something currently available and still effective. Of course the reason I had leftovers is Hydrocodone does not do much for me (but it was better than nothing). Hopefully for the occasional once every 12-18 month issue Tram will do just as well.