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What causes chronic back and neck pain with radicular pain in arm?

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Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015
Question: I would like to have the meds I am taking for chronic low back and neck pain with radiculitis in arm. I am taking zyprexa. Effexor, ambien. Xanex, and oxycodone and hydrochlorothiazide-I was able to reduce the zyprexa and Effexor at lower levels, eliminate xanex and ambien by using medicinal marrijuana, and got down to no oxycodone-then I had an acute cervical radiculitis onset following an epidural injection in lumbar region---now I am back to taking everything again....would like guidance on best meds for me and dosing
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
pregabalin may help you .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have studied your case.
radiculitis can be treated by pregabalin and methylcobalamine which can be started consulting your doctor.
Pregabalin can be taken 150 mg daily once in evening.
Methylcobalamine 1500 mcg daily orally once a day.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and matrix therapy may help you.
focus on spine extension exercises to relieve nerve compression.
MRI spine will help in diagnosis of any disc bulge or discitis.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.
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What causes chronic back and neck pain with radicular pain in arm?

Brief Answer: pregabalin may help you . Detailed Answer: Hello I have studied your case. radiculitis can be treated by pregabalin and methylcobalamine which can be started consulting your doctor. Pregabalin can be taken 150 mg daily once in evening. Methylcobalamine 1500 mcg daily orally once a day. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and matrix therapy may help you. focus on spine extension exercises to relieve nerve compression. MRI spine will help in diagnosis of any disc bulge or discitis. I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.