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Central Nerve Pain from SCI

Has anyone had any success in dealing with central nerve pain? I sustained an injury to C3,4 & 5  three years ago and was totally paralyzed from the shoulders down. After emergency fusion surgery, I am now able to walk on a walker and use my arms and hands. However, as I became stronger the spasms increased and general pain began all over, especially in my hands and back. I am now struggling to get around. I am on gabapentin `1500 mg and 1600 mg of Ibuprofen. I have tried PT, swimming in an aquatic pool,.chiropractor, accupuncture and massage. The pain is still increasing. I also have to deal with low blood pressure and it seems that drugs such as baclofin and other relaxers drop my pressuer.
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I personally would seek the medical attention from your Doctor on Pain Management. Ask them for a local Pain Management Center. This is been a life changing help for me. I as well suffur with nerve pain and there is help for this. I have been going to this clinic now for 4yrs. Sure hope all goes well. Sending prayers.
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Thanks for the prayers. We have been to several pain clinics and nothing has seemed to work; however, the doc did say that the spasms were a good thing because they keep working my muscles. We keep in touch with him regularly and keep trying different things.
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