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chronic pain

Since November I have experienced chronic neck pain. An MRI of my head and neck showed narrowing in the cervical area of C3 and C4. I cannot turn my head to the right without pain and daily activities are becoming more difficult. Due to the long NHS list to see the appropriate person I decided on a private consultation and the outcome of this was to have a nerve block injection. I am two weeks post this procedure and still in pain and getting worse. Any advice at this stage would help. Thank you

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Sometimes nerve blocks don't help you..or stoped like me..I live with it..try to not do those things to aggitate. But I feel my head is to big for my neck. I get migraines..I saw a acupuncture doc..It helped . He gently manipulate my neck...good luck..I'll text have surgery . The battery powered tens units. k heating pads are great , and microwave rice heating pads or ice..

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Are you on a waiting list for a pain management clinic where they might be able to discuss more options with you or is it for a neurological/surgical consultation?

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I have neck pain from slipped disks and arthritis and occipital neuralgia. I have tried the shot in the neck by pain management. Think it was cortisone. Worked for a couple weeks. Now I am trying Botox. Just in testing phase with neurologist. Neck pain is misery. I understand. I am lucky enough to get medical marijuana. It helps. God bless.

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hi fox gal17, i have terrable neck pain plus back pain and athrites in feet how do you get meddical marijuana

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Its so hard getting what works for me, insurance is hard on chronic pain patients. If i had it my way., them do diff for each patient. Not follow their periodicals. Co pays for epidurals are out of budget ..let alone them paying at all..when you have multiple injures and ra ÷ fibro..it can be frustrating. Questions like why am i hurting today..what illness or is it my ra, arthristis or even a cold....

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