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Cervical spondylosis epidural injection taken. Pain in head and neck. Remedy?

Yes i had a cervical spondylosis epidural injection sept 19th and im experiencing neck spasma cant turn my neck bad headaches stinging and pinching in the back of my head and neck pain is going down right arm and hand and is swollen and i have a superficial blood clot in my right arm.Having migraines where seeing fuzzy and vision increased in pain taking my meds and pain patches ice, and heat and nothing is helping
Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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Hi and Thanks for your query.

Neck pain and dizziness that you are having are suggestive of degenerative spondylottic changes of the cervical spine.
Treatment includes
1. Use of cervical collar helps in immobilisation and brings relief.
2. Medical drugs like pain killers - acetaminophen/ibuprofen and muscle relaxants might be helpful.
3. Cervical isometric exercises are beneficial to maintain the strength of the neck muscles. Neck and upper back stretching exercises, as well as light aerobic activities, also are recommended under the guidance of a physical therapist.
4. Hot fomentation helps in relieving acute symptoms.
5. You can avoid using a pillow.
As you try these measures, I also encourage you to consult an orthopedician for both evaluation and to avail stronger prescription medications (if over the counter medications are not helpful)

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
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