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How to treat severe neuralgia in neck & shoulders?

I suffer from severe neuralgia in my neck which refers down to my shoulder blade with sharp stabbing pains and in to my elbow with a constant ache. I have heard of cervical injections to reduce this pain. is this possible and would i then be able to stop taking the mix of Gabapentin and amatryptalene
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Use the cervical soft collar. This will help stabilize the spine and reduce the inflammation on the spinal nerves. Do some static neck exercises and upper limb strengthening exercises.

A combination of medicine and exercise is beneficial in neuralgia. Correction of posture is of utmost importance.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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