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Cervical epidural?

Is there any benefit to a cervical epidural for neck, right arm pain and headaches?
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Hi,
You dont say what your injuries are?  I have 2 herniated discs in my cervical area with nerve root compression and spinal cord compression.  I had 2  cervical epidurals.  The first one really did nothing.  The second one 4 weeks later helped a great deal and is still helping like 8 weeks later.  they are cumulative.  I had neck pain, radiculopathy bilaterally (which at the point when i had the epidurals was much worse than the neck pain, bilater numb hands).  I have migraines that may be associated with the spinal stenosis in my neck.  I have separate medication that worked wonderfully for me during my last migraine.

I dont know if they give epidurals if you just have pain.  You have to have a source of pain which you are not describing in your post. You would need x-rays and more importantly MRI of your cervical area to see what specifically is going on, assuming you have not already had one.

missy
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we always start with the most conservative treatments..injections can help..3 is the normal about 2 weeks apart..didn't help me, but the surgery did..good luck
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As others have said you need an mri to confirm your problem. Your symptoms sound similar to what I have endured over the past year the cause being a herniated disc in the cervial spine (neck). Epidurals and eventually a nerve block has seen my symptoms virtually disappear, so I can definately recommend them. It is very important though that you get a proper diagnosis.
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