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Suggestions for dealing with new pain

TannasNanaTTannasNana Posts: 8
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:40 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Husband had C5-C7 ACDF end of Nov. Over last 2 weeks has started having increasing pain which runs down from top of shoulder to elbow on right side. Not there before surgery so assuming it could be nerves starting to heal-any suggestions for things to try to keep the pain from hindering his daily routine? On pain meds but they are not working on this pain. Brought it up at last appt with nurse from neuro dept who reported it to doctor. Got a call later that day from nurse who said doctor was happy with xrays but not so happy with the report of a new pain. I hope they realize hubby isn't too happy with it either! But didn't have any ideas on helping it. Put him on another med which was supposed to help with the problem but has not done anything after almost 4 weeks. At this point any thoughts, ideas or suggestions on how to help him are appreciated!


  • Do you know the name of the new med? Is it for nerve pain?

    Best wishes,

  • I would assume the new med they put him on is a nerve med. If this is so you can call them back and possibly a up in the dose of meds would offer up some relief. The other thing is to also try some muscles relaxers as well. I have seen some who need a injection following surgery to get them past the hump of pain. Keep in mind that if it is nerve related they take longer to heal. Keep us posted.
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  • The med they put him on is Amitriptyline. Started him out on 1 each night and at last appt upped it to 2 each night. Unfortunately he has a lot of problems/symptoms of Desert Storm Syndrome and one of those is NASH which makes it hard for him to be on meds without causing other problems. Hopefully as time goes by it will get better. Thanks for the info!
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