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Hello, I'm new have neck pain.

liliollilio Silver Spring, MarylandPosts: 7
Hello, I'm  Lisa. I'm 52 yes old and have been suffering from neck pain and headaches since I was a kid. Went to all manner of doctors, and had conservative treatments; NSAIDS, Acupuncture, Chiropractor, Neurologist, etc....
      Finally a  Rheumatologist  Rx'd fibromyalgia but I couldn't tolerate the meds like Lyrica so all he could do was give me a mild muscle relaxer called flexeril, an anti-inflammatory, Naproxen and an order for Physical Therapy. I started Physical Therapy 2 months ago and at the physical therapy place there was a Physiatrist who did nerve block injections on my C2 and C3. I  had a series of 2 that were very successful. 
     Today I had my first  Radio frequency Ablation (RAF) on my C2 and C3 medial nerves. Oh My God! OUCH!!!! 
They didn't give me any I.V. sedation and I  was wondering if  that was normal? I  know the procedure calls for the patient to be awake but OMG! It really hurt.
Right now I'm icing it (not very helpful) and she gave me flexeril and an anti-inflammatory, and it hurts ALOT!. Any help or comments would be much appreciated.


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