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Posted in: Neck pain, and Physical therapy.

Neck pain

Started by Myneck on 10/08/2018 11:04am

Last April I had a neck ablation I have ostioarthritus. The ablation did not work . It feels like my neck pain is worse. Everyday I feel sensations on the entire side of my head. Left side . Ablation only done on the left side of my neck. My pain Dr feels it's the nerves acting up and I have had several other injections to calm the nerves. This also does not work. The only thing that worked(for one day) was a nerve-block. I am beside myself I take oxycodone 5 twice a day. I also am using medical marijuana at night before bed- this definitely helps w/sleep. I hope someone can assure me that this nerve condition will fade away. I would much prefer to just have neck pain and not the nerve condition that's happening to me.

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Hi, Myneck--thank you for your post. We are sorry to hear about the nerve pain you've experienced after radiofrequency ablation.

Nerve pain can greatly interfere with your daily life, even more so than muscular pain. And while we aren't medical professionals, nerve pain generally takes longer to heal than muscle pain. That may be what be at play here, but that shouldn't prevent you from digging deeper into what's going on.

Have you thought about getting a second opinion with another pain management doctor to determine what can or should be done about your persistent nerve pain? Getting a second opinion will give you a fresh perspective on your pain and possibly additional options on how you can ease it: ( Second Opinions: Five Things About This Patient Right )

In many cases, nerve pain does fade away with time, but in the meantime, we hope you get some answers and relief soon!

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