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Diagnosed with a cyst on the nerve between neck and back. Surgery ruled out. What else can be done?

Yes Sir, I have been diagnosed with a cyst on the nerve between neck and back, they say too dangerous to operate on it that I would lose function in neck and last two fingers on each hand , what else can be done, I m behind a computer all day, and it s getting very painful, any suggestions? Thanks I do not have the money to pay you, so I guess I won t be able to get my answer, didn t realize that it cost! Thanks again, Have a good day!!
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your question.

To treat the symptom of pain you can try

1 Analgesics like ibuprofen, naproxen, tramadol.
2 Physical therapy will be helpful in your case for muscle relaxation and strengthening.
3 Use of soft cervical collar when the pain is unbearable.
4 Pain management specialists can do local injections for lasting pain relief.

It would also be helpful if you can describe the MRI report or upload images for review.

Wish you the best and let me know if I can be of further help.
Answered: Thu, 5 Sep 2013
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