Pain Injections

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I am off to have the injections next week due to Spondylosis in my Neck, the pain is evil , hardly mive my neck to the left ,headaches,pins and needles on the face.I lead such an Active life and also Volunteering it has knocked me for 6. I was told the Injections are not Guaranteed to relieve the Pain .My question is if they dont is there anything else available for me ?? As I feel I cannot cope with this pain for the rest of my life.I have taken Gabapentin and Pregbalin but neither did anything.

thankyou look forward to answers..

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    Hi, I've been battling this for over 10yrs, sadly the steroid injections didn't work. I've had 2 ops removing discs at C5/6 with a bone graft and C6/7 with metal trabecular spacer.

    as has been pointed out the ops don't take the pain away but stop further damage being done.

    Im allergic to mainy meds eg morphine does it's very best to kill me, but currently managing on Tapentadol (palexia) which is relatively new, a synthetic opiate, I'm on a children's dose of 50mg MR am 100mg MR nightime and 50mg instant release as a top up if needs be. I also use lidocaine patches for easy muscle spasm in my neck. Also paracetamol during the day.

    i was also very active, and now I can't be, I'm told I have to learn to "manage the pain" so I know what causes some flare ups but the nature of the condition means some come without a reason.

    Heat & ice pads can offer some relief, different pillows do too. I have regular Physio and massage. It's all about what suits you.  When things are really bad I put my neck brace on (as advised by all the medical staff) but as yet I've not found an ideal solution.

    apologies if this sounds depressing, but might offer you other alternatives to try.

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