NSAID, hot compression, topical analgesic
Hi, thanks for using HCM.
I went through the query and understood your concern.
The pain in the middle finger may not be reduced with Neurontin
as the drugs you are taking may take care of pain due to nerve problem and due to muscle spasm.
Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant
and will help in relaxing muscles around the spine.
For now because of pain you can take
1. NSAIDs like ibuprofen
2. Hot compress in the area of pain
3. Topical analgesic gel.
Along with this you need to do regular stretching exercises for the affected spinal region and avoid weight lifting, prolonged duration of sitting in a same posture and involve most of your time in some activities. Have plenty of water.
Since the pain due to #5 disk replacement has not reduced even after 2 yrs I advice you to get reevaluated once with your surgeon just to rule out any other problem.
Hope this information helps you. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
Wishing you good health.