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Pain in the neck and shoulder. Bulging disc detected after an accident. Taking aleve. Need cure

If you have 3 bulging disc in your neck and have pain in neck and shoulder. Would you recommend triggerpoint injections? All I can get for pain is muscle relaxer and Voltran gel for pain? I can not take the muscle relaxer and the Doctor does not want to give me anything else for pain. MY MRI was done March 2013. This problem was cause from a accident in 2003. I now am taking Aleve and rubbing Gel on my shoulder and neck and I am still having a lot of pain.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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This pain is neurological which are the worst pains ever experienced. such type of pain mostly responds to normal anti inflammatory drugs but mostly have no effect to it. The problem persists until the pressure on the nerves fibers is released.

The management option for such problem involves anti inflammatory drugs along with muscle relaxant and vitamin B complex as they help in maintaining damaged neurons. If pain is severe drugs like neurotransmitter blocker can also be used. sometime steroid injection is also very helpful. The physiotherapy is very much effective in relieving the pressure on the nerve fibers. If all treatment option fails and there is development of neurological deficits like numbness and loss of sensation and tone and power activity then surgery is the absolute indication.

It is recommended to visit a good neurologist for better management option

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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