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I am not a medical professional at all. I am simply a patient who was Rx'ed Voltaren for back pain. The pain covers a large area of my lower back and left side/hip area. Having been giving no counseling about Voltaren either by the Doctor or Pharmacist, I assumed it was like the many other mostly useless creams, balms and oils this Doctor is prone to calling "miracle cures". VOLTAREN IS NOT LIKE THOSE. I did NOT notice the fine print that stated there is a "dosage card" taped to the inside of the package. Only 4 grams, meant to cover a small area can be applied at once. It appears to be designed for smaller targets like knees, hands, feet. I spread a liberal amount on my chronically painful lower back. Within 5 minutes I felt dizzy and knew I was soon to pass out. I went for my chair and fell into a deep slumber. I'm starting to believe that I was lucky to awaken. VOLTAREN MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY I plan to do some more research on Voltaren and back pain, but everything I've read so far suggests it is for joint pain. I happened to be seeing my Neuro the next day and brought it into him to look at. He also did not notice the important Dosing Card and blamed another med I've been taking for some time (though not that day) for my reaction. I'm a bit miffed that it was given for back pain and that neither the Doctor or Pharmacist counseled me about this medication and its apparent "off label" use. It says nothing on the Rx label about dosage. Yeah, if I had read several paragraphs into the info sheet I would have seen mention of the Dosage Card but we're not all perfect. When I mention to this Doctor that his other creams and gels don't work, he claims I'm simply not using enough. When I described my reaction to the prescribing Doctor, he just said use less. So I'm not perfect for not reading the insert in its entirety, but neither were 2 Doctors aware of the potential of overdose even when queried about it. Ask your Doctor about using Voltaren for back pain before trying it! R
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Some people think that just like other problems, one should also rest or lie down if he is suffering from back pain. In reality, one should move the pain area as much as possi…ble. Moving the pain area helps in getting rid of this problem but it also does not mean to move it for a long period of time. Neither too much rest, nor too much movement is good for lower back pain, left side. www.whatisbackpain.info
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Use ice for injuries to calm down any damaged tissues that are inflamed or swollen. Use heat for sore muscles, chronic pain and stress.
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Arch your back (while laying down) 'til you can't stand the pain then relax.Apply (Walmart) Equate muscle rub to the affected area(note do this b4 retiring about an hour,ok?Se…e a Chiropractor for an adjustment. Or you go to one of thiose knife happy surgeons and take a chance that they won't make you a paraplegic for the rest of your life.
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Imaging studies are not usually performed on patients whose history and physical examination suggest routine muscle strain or overuse.
No! My vet said if my dog even licked a little bit of it she would have to induce vomiting and call poison control. I am supposed to use but am afraid to. My little dog licks …everything!
The pharmacy's do not know what happened, there is not a recall it is just no longer available, at least in the states.
Voltaren gel is a prescription drug & can be purchased from any pharmacy once prescribed by your physician.
B/c it's selling faster than it's being supplied to the stores.
Natural therapy is very important nowadays. That's why people use walnuts for the purpose above as an additional treatment method. Additional ONLY!!!
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