Neck pain relief medication

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Avatar f tn My primary symptoms are headaches/ pressure which are quite severe, throat pressure, ear fullness, neck pain, shoulder pain, shooting/ stabbing pains, and brain fog/ confusion. I am wondering what medications my neuro surgeon may recommend for treatment of these symptoms and what to expect.
Avatar f tn Seeing this site has been a huge eye opener for me (and a source of hope) - the pain relief medication that most of you have access to is way beyond what I have been given in the UK. I only take 600mg of Tramadol and 3600mg of Gabapentin. I used to take dichlofenac but had to stop because of ulcers. I've asked for morphine but my doctors are reluctant to give it to me.
Avatar f tn I have tried several other pain relief methods and non-narcotic meds. Please know that pain relief is not worth loosing my sobriety.
1960024 tn?1355014582 Imaging studies such as CT scan or MRI may help rule out anatomical issues. The headaches may indeed be associated with the neck pain. If the previous medication and management are not helping, further evaluation and referral to a neurologist may also help. Complementary and alternative medicine including acupuncture and biofeedback therapy may also provide relief. Take care and do keep us posted.
1672915 tn?1335220598 I am 5 mnths post op and still have unbearable pain in my neck, left shoulder that sometimes go down my arm, low back and right hip pain. Last mnth I had Mri's done and my surgeon said they look good. I went and saw a pain Dr. and he put me on a muscle relaxer that's supposed to help but so far it hasn't. I am having more pain now then I did before surgery and I am becoming very depressed. I am worried that when I go back to the pain Dr.
Avatar n tn over the years i guess i have developed a high tolerance to pain meds nothing helps. i do not like taking RX pain meds due to i have 2 very active childern and i dont want to miss a minute of there lives. i do not sleep at night because when i roll over and lay on my arm i wake up hurting. am i'm the only one that has this issue? is there others like me? how do they cope? is there any relief?
975514 tn?1324997938 There are non narcotic pain medications you can try as well. Many doctors that use anti seizure medicines for pain relief too.
Avatar m tn The treatment they prescribed was getting cold injections to the nerves in neck and head. She received three treatments over the past year with some short term relief of pain but always come back. Beside this treatment she been doing a routine of physiotherapy, deep tisse massage, water therapy with some relief but not enough. She is going to start acupunture soon.
662727 tn?1225053347 I would be glad to hear foam other sufferers who use different forms of medication if they also have this type of pain. I have been on this medication for so long and suffer too much pain when I miss a dose that I don't know if it's side effects or typical symptoms of the disease. Any advice from other sufferers or their experiences with medication would be very welcome.
1554181 tn?1294328303 With the rizotomy I still have all the other symptoms, the discomfort in neck and head is the worst of them, but at least no pain. This gives me quality of life I otherwise would not have had. My neurosurgeon prefers not to operate unless it becomes critical to do so. In South Africa not many cases of ACM is seen. I am lucky to be at a NS who has knowledge of it and is careful in his treatment. It does not take away the ACM or change the progression, only controls pain.
Avatar f tn The problem that I have now is that the subs are no longer helping my pain. I have had injections and steroids by mouth with no relief. Should I ask my doctor to switch me back to normal pain medication? I have never abused my meds or have addiction issues.
Avatar n tn But 2 weeks ago I suffered one of my headaches that always begins in the back of my neck and pounds in my head for several days. I have tried every pain medicines for relief (over the counter, migraine, narcotic) I have tried massage and acupuncture also. Can you recomend something i could try for these headaches?
Avatar f tn I did have some relief with therapy, I do not take any medication. The symptoms that I feel are constant headache, neck shoulder arm pain numbness and weakness in my hands right worse than left. I also have numbness in my right bicep muscle. Would tingling in my feet be related to my neck? I have not be referred to any specialist and am not much of a complainer. I'm back at work, I do a lot of reading and computer work, and my symptoms are back . Just looking for some advice.
Plant So it means that it's alright to take any of those with my medication? If I'm understanding correctly I could take any of those types of pain relief with my meds. Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn The only relief I received was when I was given dilauded IV. I have a history of severe neck pain after a migraine attack and it sometimes triggers yet another migraine if I don't treat the neck pain. My history with narcotics is limited to a few surgeries I have had in the past. But with every time I've needed something narcotic, my doctor has had to "play" with what I get because I seem to have a "tolerance" which makes me have to get stronger meds.
Avatar f tn very interesting reply, i had fusion C4-5 18 months ago, relief with neck/shoulder arm pain- still have alittle. but now have bad headaches and neck to mid back stabbing pain that is relentless, never had that before surgery. would you say that relaxation works for low levels of pain? i had tried every procedure that i'm aware of.....
Avatar n tn I have been having server head (back of head) and neck pain for about 4-5 weeks. I have had no relief of pain. I was hospitilzed in Feb for 3-4 days, and they say that I just have a cluster migrain. I keep telling tell that this is not my tiypical mygrain! it is different! I have sever head pain that sometime runs to my shoulder. I have to go to the hospital about every two weeks or so, just to get relief.
Avatar m tn my age is 40 and i have this pain from the last 15 years and i tried my best to treat this some time from neuro surgens and some time from arthobut last year ortho doctors told me that it is ankylosing sponylitis i feel pain in my back neck now i m bending because i m a thin toll man and because of constant pain i am a thin man can i have any kind of relief if so please help me
Avatar f tn merinol is a prescription medication that is used to increase appetite in cancer patients. I have also seen it used for pain relief although I am unfamiliar in it's exact makeup but I am pretty sure it is a main made version.
Avatar n tn Hi All - I'm still experiencing moderate to severe joint pain, 3 months post treatment. From what I've read here, a lot of others have had this same side effect. I was wondering, is anyone taking any type of pain medication for their joint pain? I've been told to take ibuprofin, but that barely takes the edge off... just curious. Thanks so much, W.C.
Avatar m tn The best thing to do is speak to your Doctor about a better pain management plan. The medication your taking is really a short term medication as it only last 3 to 4 hours and with chronic pain you need something that will last longer. As I said you should speak to your Doctor about an extended release medication that releases medicine for 12 hours and then you may need a breakthrough medication and this is what hydrocodone is usually used for.