Cervical stenosis pain treatment options
I have severe spinal stenosis and have numbness in my right arm and hand,
especially my thumb and index finger. I have had a few issues which
involve my neck looking up so I know it is involved there (shooting pain down my arm).
I have my first appt scheduled with a neurosurgeon in October,
Just in the last week, my neck pain has been excruciating. I normally just control
it with Ibuprofen, but a few times wished I had something stronger. Also FWIW I
tried Naproxsen, but it did not help me at all.
I know they tell you to watch out for Ibuprofen and stomach issues, but I am
at a loss for what else to do. Before this recent bout of neck pain I would
only take 2 at night unless I was walking during the day, in which case it would
be 4 a day. Now I feel like I need 6 a day, 2 after breakfast and lunch and
2 at bedtime.
Does this seem like "too much"? I have read that some people take 4 or 6 at
a time, so I am hoping I won't have problems.