... I had a laminectomy about 3 months ago which was unsuccessful. I have severe nerve pain and a weak right leg. The surgeon has washed her hands of me and referred me back to the D.O. for additional treatment. ... (0 replies)
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... bby. NO its not the same arm thats the scary part. I will have the EMG this thurs. I have managed to sleep better for the past couple nights thanks to the muscle relaxer but the darn hand wakes me up evey morning. If I try to lay it will just go up the arm. ... (7 replies)
... Thank you lifeafter40. I felt it strange as well but I have the proof to back it up including the receipt from the Dr.'s office and the prescription bottles and receipts. By the way I could not tolerate the flexeril at all as it made my head spin so badly so I just tried to make it on the pain meds plus fill in with Alieve. NP did not even recommend cold packs or heat.
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... I would see about having some one drive you to Raleigh to a Duke affiliated hospital since it is a teaching hospital. You really do need to ahve a MRI or CT scan to find out what is wrong as you can be causing SERIOUS damage if left untreated. I am surprised that at first they gave you schedule 2 narcotics and muscle relaxer ( flexeril) and sent you home/ (10 replies)
... ave been on Pain Killers since September 12th, 2008. Without doing any tests, xrays, MRI's or any other examination how can a doctor diagnose you with a pinched nerve based solely on symptoms alone? ... (10 replies)
... Can I ask what muscle relaxer you're on? ... (12 replies)
... Just wanted you to know that diclofenac is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) not a muscle relaxer. Make sure you take it with plenty of food, as it can really upset the stomach. (17 replies)
... my shoulder seams to be the most sore in the morning these days and i can feel the nerve on the left side going up in my head. thx for the post. ... (17 replies)
... Hey Jen..sorry to here that u had a backslide after getting better...,,,LOL on the recliner. YAY thank my luck we got that chair....Um in it way to much.:) nowhere else can i get relief . I will say that i have been more aware of my family life being in the living room all the time.:p
I did get that mri yesterday... I have never really been a pill taker much. Having been... (17 replies)
... Thanks, Chuck! I saw that protein powder online before. Thank you for recommending it.
On the sympathy card, don't worry....I will flash it in a heartbeat! The problem with meals is that hubby's idea of cooking is takeout. Lol
I hope you are doing well. I've only known about my cervical problems for 2 months. Now that I know, there are a lot of symptoms I have been... (8 replies)
... d anything for any pain I've had. Unfortunately you can't use Aleve either as that is also a type of NSAID. If the pain is from muscle tenseness perhaps a muscle relaxer like Valium may help. Otherwise, lyrica and associated medicines have helped many with nerve pain. ... (8 replies)
... Just FYI but Zanaflex is a muscle relaxer and not really a nerve pain medication like Neurontin, Lyrica, or Cymbalta... ... (5 replies)
... I am on Zaniflex for the nerve pain given to me by my Neurologists. I do have numbness in my left foot, sometimes don't feel it at all. Everything you describe fits me to a T. ... (5 replies)
... I don't see you mention any type of nerve pain medication like Neurontin, Cymbalta, or Lyrica. This can be very helpful if any of the spurs are touching nerves. ... (5 replies)
... Maybe I missed it but have you said how long you have had these issues?
And have you done every possible non surgical way to treat this with traction, physical therapy, injections, steroids, nerve pain medication and/or a muscle relaxer?
Usually if it isn't an emergency surgery needed (as in a week out from the MRI)...then a good Board Certified Neurosurgeon will... (13 replies)
... Are you on any nerve pain medication? ... (7 replies)
... Or a muscle relaxer like Flexeril, Robaxin, Skelaxin, or Baclofen... ... (2 replies)
... upper thoracic. I am managing with exercise, physical therapy, injections, TENS unit, massage, ice, heat, acupuncture and medications that inclue a muscle relaxer and an opiate. ... (12 replies)
... s on your MRI....Sure...the one I would count on the most is a Radiologist and the Neurosurgeon. It is very possible that you a bit of your disc is pressing on a nerve or into your spinal cord. Same thing with the bone spurs... ... (10 replies)