Gabapentin for Neck pain with radiculopathy

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  • Atwitsend Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 114 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Vacaville, California
    02
    Nov2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Narcotics
      Improved
      Muscle relaxants, Amitriptyline,
      Not Improved
      Gabapentin,

    As a result of being in constant pain I cannot work. I cannot sit or stand for more than 30 minutes at a time. Living with chronic pain as so many of us do because we have degenerative disc disease up and down the entire spine causes in cases like mine surgery after surgery. I’ve had seven low back surgeries as well as the two on my neck. I know this is not the politically correct answer these days but narcotics and stretches are the only way I can have some functionality in my life. One of the hardest side effects I have to suffer through is depression. The depression can be just as hard if not harder to overcome each day. And then there is the anxiety that comes along with it’s good buddy depression. It is a horrible, never ending loop that has no end. I’ve tried physical therapy and regular therapy to learn to cope with all of this through meditation and even hypnotism and many other things. Meditation I believe is important, not easy but effective. I’ve tried Yoga with some relief. For the most part I can be described as a Caucasian woman in her fifties who suffers from severe chronic pain caused by degenerative disc disease and nerve damage, who suffers from depression and anxiety. That unfortunately is how I am described by many doctors. Bless the doctors who are trying to find ways to help people such as myself. All I’ve been told for the last thirty years is that I will ALWAYS have spine problems and issues that come with them. I’ve also been told that I will always need narcotics just to function. I understand why everyone is so afraid of narcotics, but please don’t take away something that works for those who don’t abuse it without first giving us a substitute that actually works. Gabapentin does NOT work at all for more people than it does help.
    At My Wits End


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  • Richard Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 195 lbs
    • 6' 1"
    • Prospect, Oregon
    02
    Jun2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Supplements, Gabapentin, Narcotics, Muscle relaxants,
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Traction, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy,

    No!


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  • Traci Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Sunnyside Wa
    15
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Oral corticosteroids
      Improved
      Gabapentin,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Traction, Narcotics, Muscle relaxants, Soft collar, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor

    My left arm numbness has a profound impact on my daily life including daily activity work and rest. I am unable to sleep at noc due to several left arm numbness. I sleep in a soft collar and theee pillows so I can’t move at night or I need to place my face in a cervical collar with my arm dangling on the bedside. I’ve gotten the run around by physicians since 7/3/18 and don’t have an appt with the spinal doc until 9/27/18. Horrible medical care or support as homeopathic nor medical care have been effective.


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  • Anonymous Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 188 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • rochester ny
    30
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Muscle relaxants, Gabapentin

    My daily life has been reduced to a lot of sitting, trying to walk as exercise, as many household chores as I can do. I was shocked to read about the other lady who said her spine is crumbling and she has Fibromyalgia! I have had Fibro since 2008 and my spine is also crumbling!!


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  • Anonymous Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 165 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Irvine ca
    17
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Chiropractor, Muscle relaxants, Narcotics, Gabapentin,
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection

    I also have severe back pain status post two lumbar laminectomies and discectomy at L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1. I am currently in a lot of pain with a lot of stiffness upon first awakening. As the day goes on the stiffness goes away.


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  • Anonymous Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 226 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Clarksville TN
    13
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Narcotics, Muscle relaxants, Physical Therapy, Supplements,