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Diagnosed with neuralgia, taking gabapentin, have tender dent on the lower part of head. Any ideas?

Yes hi , recently i was diagnosed with nueralga . The is is mostly in the upper back right back.of my.head.. I m on. gabapentin and get nerve blocks from time to time. This reduces it the pain tremendous ly but there is still some pain . Recently I ve noticed a decent size dent on the lower back part of My head. Which is tender to the touch. I noticed tha once this pain start ed i had trouble with my balance which went away eventually while i stayed active. Any ideas what s going on with me ?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Welcome to healthcare Magic!
Gabapentin is a very effective drug for neuropathic pain.
The pain and dent and local pain indicates a local pathology in the upper neck region.
It can be related to osteoarthritis, bone spurs or rheumatoid arthritis or a brooding local infection in that region.
You should get an xray and a CT scan of this region to get a more correct idea of what is causing all the trouble to you.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
Answered: Sun, 11 Aug 2013
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