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Neck pain sufferers- what works best for you?

So I have 2 degenerating discs in my neck and a small bone spur plus something going on with 1 of the facet joints. So far I have tried prescription strength ibuprofen, naproxen, Meloxicam, and as of last week my Dr. had me try 25 mg. Tramadol 3 times daily. The Tramadol doesn't really feel like its doing anything (in a lot of pain today!) except make me feel really out of it.

Any suggestions on further things that might help me? Oh and I had 6 trigger point injections last Tuesday which helped temporarily but today the pain is back full force.


  • I was having a flair in my neck a few months ago when I was recovering from my lumbar fusion. I went to PT and had a few sessions of traction. It didn't seem to work immediately, but my neck has felt better than it has for a couple of years lately.
    Artificial disc at L5S1 for 10 years. Had 3 Level lumbar fusion and Laminectomy on Sept 27, 2013. It was an OLIF (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion) with cages, BMP, rods & screws. Norco, Plaquenil
  • Hi yes I have done PT and it always seems to trigger headaches for some reason. It doesnt seem to help me feel better, only worse.
  • With me, Motrin 800mg works the best for my neck pain; however, it does nothing for my lumbar pain.
    2013-4 Level ACDF C4-C7 herniation with severe spinal stenosis at C4-C5. .Bulging disk at L3-L4, and L4-L5. Herniation at L5-S1. As of 8/29/14 Bulging disc at L2-L5-S1 and disc protrusion at L3-L4.
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