Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
As per the description, you have CERVICAL DISC DISEASE
. The initial management of this problem would be as follows -
* Rest: A soft cervical collar
is advisable. It should not be used for more than a week or two as it may worsen the condition with prolonged usage.
* Medicines: Analgesic
are needed in the acute phase. Muscle relaxants are essential for relieving muscle spasms once the acute pain subsides. Neurotropic vitamins like METHYLCOBALAMINE (activated Vit B12) or PREGABALIN
will help in alleviating the neuropathic pain
* Cervical traction: may enlarge the disc space, permitting the prolapse to subside. Intermittent cervical traction for not more than 30 minutes at a time. Weight upto 8kg can be added.
* Physiotherapy: Once the acute phase of pain has subsided, Isometric strengthening exercises of the paravertebral muscles are started. Moist heat can be useful
You should be able to get a reasonable amount of pain relief with the above measures.
Hope this information is helpful. Good day