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Hello, Newbie from Reno, NV

bekdesjardbbekdesjard Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in New Member Introductions
I am a 42 yr old female who is suffering bad. First off I guess I should say that I have had a
Cervical Fusion of C4 - C7, back on 10/21/09.
I have Neuropathy, Cervical Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease. I have been in pain ever since. I work in a warehouse where I pack an move boxes that vary in weight from 15 - 75 lbs. I have been told by neurologist that I will always have the pain and to find alternative ways to cope with it. I am taking 600 mgs of Neurotin 3 times a day and naproxin several times daily, which none of this even takes the edge off. Any ideas or suggestions on what to do???? Please HELP!!
Becki - Neckie


  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    Have you considered going to a pain management doctor? I like yourself have been suffering from cervical issues for years and my pain doctor has helped tremendously. There are injections,pt and nerve blocks that may help you.
  • Welcome to Spine Health. I concur with Susan about going to pain management.

    What really concerns me is your line of work. Lifting that much weight, which I am sure is frequently during the course of your work day, must be putting a great deal of stress on your neck.

    Keep us posted.

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  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it sounds like your line of work may be putting alot of stress on your neck!! there are better medications and treatments which may help with the pain if you seek treatment from a pain specialist.. good luck to you and i hope you find pain relief soon. Jenny
  • I just want to say thanks for the great welcome. I am currently looking for a pain management doctor here in Reno, But I have had no luck, doing the dr. search here there are several at Sutter Neuroscience in CA. The 2 that are listed here in are not on my insurance, so I am truely having problems. I also am getting no support from my primary care or the neurologist. In fact the physical therapist I was seeing stated that I should check into disability. I'm not quite sure what has to be done. So plz anyone with any advise on how to just get by with all the pain that I have it would be greatly appriciative.
  • hi! :H check the search engine.. there are several reports on treating pain without medications.. this includes visualization and other such techniques you can learn to use at home.. i often use music to relax me and help take away some of the pain.. it often works better than medication!! good luck once again! Jenny :)
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