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Neck pain, physical therapy, chiropractics, and cortisone shots done no relief. Can you help with nerve deadening shots?

My mother has severe neck pain that prevents her from moving her head from side to side without severe pain.. She has been through physical therapy, chiropractics, and cortisone shots with no relief. She was going to start nerve deadening shots at the Rothman Institute but could not get an appointment before she goes to Ft myers Florida for 6 months beginning this month. She was always very active working out at fitness center and playing golf and tap dancing all of which are very difficult now due to excruciating neck pain. Can you help with the nerve deadening shots.
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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The nerve deadening shots are not recommended in the region of neck as this can cause a muscle degeneration and a loss of muscle power in the arms in addition to the pain relief. You can try TENS for relief.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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