Can narcotic pain meds mask herniated disc symptoms?
Patient : Can the symptoms of a herniated disc be masked by the use of narcotic pain meds? my initial diagnosis was lumbar strain and I was put on Vicodin and soma, when the meds were discontinued,approx 48 hours later. i developed sciatica and parathesias, it was then a MRI was done and it was discovered i had a herniated lumbar disc.
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