A 45-year-old member asked:
Help! i've been having chronic neck pain with neuropathic complications. i need some advice!?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Neuropathy: Sorry, but I am not entire clear on the neuropathic complications... were you diagnosed with that? or is it due to a complication from a procedure?
Chronic neck pain usually has a cause and a thorough workup is probably best by a doctor you trust locally. A set of plain X-Rays, maybe a CT- or MRI scan an a good history and exam are important first, and hopefully there is a cause identifiable...
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A 40-year-old member asked:
I have chronic neck pain, and nothing i've done helped. What should I do?
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Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Neck pain treatment: Chronic neck pain without an underlying surgical cause is difficult to treat. Seek the advice of a spine specialist (surgeon or physiatrist) to make sure all reversible causes of the neck pain have been evaluated and treated. If they have then the mainstays of treatment are strengthening, stretching and rarely chronic pain medications. Other treatments can be chiropractor and acupuncture.
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Last updated Jun 4, 2014
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