I've joined this forum on behalf of my wife who has endured about 10 years of nerve pain with no end in sight. She had a pinched nerve at C5/C6 and has had two different surgery's to relieve the restriction. The first surgery (don't remember the name) went in through the back of the neck, the second through the front. The neurosurgeon at the time said the success rate of each surgery was somewhere around 80%.
Sadly, she was in the unlucky 20% and still has to take 12x300mg of Gabapentin/day to numb the pain. The Doctor said that there is nothing more he can do. She had the last surgery about 5 yr ago. We are hoping that over time, some new procedure will be developed for the unlucky 20% for which the surgery was unsuccessful.
Has anyone heard of any new developments in this regard or any other options?