My mother who is 86, fractured her lower spine in the nursing home - about four months ago. She did this by just moving about in her room (no fall etc.) I had her moved to a new nursing home, closer to me two months ago. The doctor there is just giving her extra strength Tylenol, which isn't cutting the pain. Does anyone know of a prescription pain medication that could help? Due to the spinal pain my mom has, she isn't eating hardly anything. She has lost 8 pounds in a little over a month! The nursing home is giving her a liquid supplement. When I was a caregiver for both my mom and dad (8 years). I always made sure they ate, and also gave them boost as well. I am concerned, as my mom is a small woman, and really can't afford to loose a lot of weight. I just lost my dad last September to liver cancer, and I would hate to lose my mom - right after his death : ( Any input is greatly appreciated.