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Suggest treatment for thoracic nerve discomfort

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jul 2015
Question: Treatment for thoracic nerve discomfort.Having spine treatment from my chiropractor,2x a week currently due to a car accident a month ago.Becomes most uncomfortable after the close of the day.Find difficulty sleeping,a deep tight pain from the shoulder blade
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs medication for 3 months as prescribed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,

I understand your query and concern. Since the discomfort is severe and constant, I will advice you to start medications. I would have started him on tab. Pregabalin once daily bed time for 3 months along with an opioid analgesics for 10 days. This seems to be neuropathic pain and the aforementioned treatment is high effective.

NOTE:These drugs should be taken under strict medical supervision of your doctor.

I also advise you to consult physiotherapist and practice spine relaxing exercises.

Also get an MRI Spine to look for any disc prolapse.

Post your further queries if any,

Thank you.

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Brief Answer: Needs medication for 3 months as prescribed below. Detailed Answer: Hi Mam, I understand your query and concern. Since the discomfort is severe and constant, I will advice you to start medications. I would have started him on tab. Pregabalin once daily bed time for 3 months along with an opioid analgesics for 10 days. This seems to be neuropathic pain and the aforementioned treatment is high effective. NOTE:These drugs should be taken under strict medical supervision of your doctor. I also advise you to consult physiotherapist and practice spine relaxing exercises. Also get an MRI Spine to look for any disc prolapse. Post your further queries if any, Thank you.