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A 65-year-old female asked:

Cervical spinal stenosis how to lessen pain and what pain meds work best had trouble with physical therapy because back is in spasm pain was unreal ?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Cervical spine pain: Each case is different. See orthopedic spine doctor or pain management. Consider postural changes, sleep changes with different pillows/positions, gentle massage, yoga, meditation, modalities/laser therapy, acupuncture.
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 12 years experience
Would see pain doc: You may benefit from procedures such as epidural steroid injections that would allow you to get through therapy. If the pain is specifically from muscle spasms, you may consider asking your physician about medications like Baclofen or tizanidine. If you have more nerve like pain, ask your doc about Gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin). Hope this helps!

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