Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Cervical stenosis occurs when the neck's protective spinal canal
narrows due to degenerative changes or trauma.
Nonsurgical treatment for cervical stenosis typically includes one or more of the following:
1. Pain medication:
(a) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen, may help relieve pain or discomfort.
(b) Neuropathic pain
medications such as gabapentin
, amytriptilene, or duloxetine
may be required for some patients.
2. Activity modification: Modifying a sleep position or pillow, sitting with better posture, or avoiding strenuous activities may reduce pain and/or other symptoms.
3. Physical therapy: By improving the neck’s strength and flexibility, posture may be improved and muscles may be less likely to have painful spasms.
In your case, it appears that Gabapentin has been given to overcome neuropathic pain.
Kindly follow the treatment as advised by your doctor and do the necessary follow-up as advised.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.