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Is there a treatment/procedure for stopping phrenic nerve irritation from overstretched neck?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 16, 2014
  • 04:51 AM

My boyfriend has had a very poor quality of life for nearly eight years now due to a chronic issue with irritation of the phrenic nerve. He had surgery for scoliosis roughly twenty years ago. At the time of the surgery, he had a curvature in his neck. They were able to put in rods to prevent further curvature, but unable to correct the curvature that was already there. Over time, gravity has pulled his neck forward, and now, his neck has moved so far forward, his phrenic nerve is constantly being rubbed up against when he makes the tiniest little move. It causes him severe pain which requires narcotic pain medication, as well as very painful hiccups. He's been told by numerous doctors that there's nothing they can do for him. Does anyone here know of anything that could possibly be of help to him? If so, pleast post. THank you, in advance.

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