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neuroma pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 22, 2011
  • 02:13 AM

i recently went to a neck/ shoulder specialist about a small lump on the left side of my neck/shoulder. i wanted to have it removed but wen they operated they found out that it was a neuroma and they couldn't do anything about it because it is one of the main nerves of the neck/shoulder and without it i wouldn't be able to move my left arm. since the surgery Ive had a lot of sharp/stabbing pain in the area of the neuroma ive tried pain relievers (Tylenol, Aleve, etc.), Thermocare heat patches, muscle rubs and almost everything else i could think of that might help...any ideas on what type of medicine i could get to help? should i go back to the specialist and ask him to prescribe a stronger pain reliever?

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  • i recently went to a neck/ shoulder specialist about a small lump on the left side of my neck/shoulder. i wanted to have it removed but wen they operated they found out that it was a neuroma and they couldn't do anything about it because it is one of the main nerves of the neck/shoulder and without it i wouldn't be able to move my left arm. since the surgery Ive had a lot of sharp/stabbing pain in the area of the neuroma ive tried pain relievers (Tylenol, Aleve, etc.), Thermocare heat patches, muscle rubs and almost everything else i could think of that might help...any ideas on what type of medicine i could get to help? should i go back to the specialist and ask him to prescribe a stronger pain reliever?Did you ever find relief? I have this but no doctor will help. Thx!
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  • I suffered from exactly the same problem. After an MRI and CAT scan it was confirmed that the extremely painful 'cyst' |(cysts don't cause pain usually) was in fact a neuroma. It actually took my own research into neuroma to convince my doctor to send me for further scans etc which confirmed my own diagnosis - proof that Internet medicine websites do help!After trying months of opiate based medicine to try and alleviate the pain without any success my doctor suggest Amitriptyline at a very low does as the side affect is numbing of pain and better sleep, something the pain from my shoulder had interrupted quite badly.The story has a happy ending! After taking the Amitriptyline for a year and a half I felt confident to try and reduce the does, I've managed to stop taking it all together now and all I have is the occasional pain, especially if I try to exercise too hard etc. Overall without the help of Amitriptypline I don't know how I would have managed.For anyone who has a painful lump that the doctor insist is a cyst consider my experience as it is probably a neuroma.
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