Any suggestions for chronic neck and shoulder spasms. Currently attending PT. Underwent ESI's and Facet injections into the cervical area. Past ulnar entrapment release at the elbow and wrist of the right hand. Continued burning and pain and numbness in the right wrist, palm and forearm area. Hand surgeon said he thinks it is coming from the neck and stated nothing is wrong with the hand and elbow from prior surgeries. This is driving me nuts and I'm tired of taking the medications that make me sleepy and effects my life. I don't know who to believe and who to turn to next. Chiro is helping some but the discomfort remains. Anyone out there experienced this before and any suggestions. I'm becoming depressed and tired all the time as a result of this ongoing problem.
Have you asked if a Spinal Cord Stimulator would help? You do a trial beforehand so you'll know if it's going to help before you have it implanted. Have you tried any of the nerve pain meds: Cymbalta, Lyrica or Savella? They do offer some good help. Are you seeing a pain specialist? I know mine does cervical facet rhizotemy's - sometimes called radial frequency ablation? They insert needles into the nerves that are causing the pain and burn them. You have complete pain relief for the 3-24 months it takes the nerves to rejuvenate. Hope this helps - ElizaJane
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