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Dr. can't fix my neck pain.. help!

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  • Posted By: googles111
  • July 22, 2010
  • 04:20 AM

I am getting desperate for answers. I have had constant pain in the left side of my neck for at least 4 years. I have been to the chiro, physical therapy, pain doctor (what a joke!), injections, MRI, massages, nerve testing, etc.

I had an MRI done last year and they said I have minimal disc bulge in
C5-6, C6-7, C7-T1. Could this be why I have so much pain? The neurologist I went to wanted to me to take folic acid and (Gabapentin.. I think it was called). When he did nerve testing, he said everything was okay, except it looked like I had mild carpal tunnel in my wrists.

He gave me braces to wear every night. It's been over a month and I can't tell a difference. Where else do I go? UCLA? Stanford? I am just so frustrated and annoyed with the pain. I don't want to take any pain med, I want it fixed. PLEASE, can anybody relate and tell me they know what it is? Thank you so much.

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  • It can be from the minial buldge. My C1 is slightly off to the right and it causes extreme pain. It causes repeat sinus infections due to the added pressure and "headband" headaches. Along with pain that goes through out the rest of the body from the nerves that are being pinched in the neck. Alothough my nerve test still come back as no disruption. I would suggest continue with a chriopractor, it does take a while to see a difference. Accupuncture also helps a great deal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2010
    • 03:45 PM
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  • GABAPENTIN is the generic for the drug Neurontin. It is used for nerve pain or neuropathies, but is only effective in higher doses (1200mg and up). Yes bulging discs can cause pain. You need to learn how your body reacts to you. Do you get upset easily? Do you internalize anger, fear, and other negative feelings? All of these can affect your pain. Stress can make pain worse and cause pain to pop up in new places. Whatever you do, don't give up. Keep fighting until you get answers.
    whatifitsu 2 Replies
    • November 10, 2010
    • 03:45 AM
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