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Mar 10, 2017 · Chronic inguinal pain in Chronic Pain

Hi! I’ve been on a similar road for a long time. Mine is not nerve entrapment, though. There is no clear cause. It is primarily the hypogastric nerves that are problematic. I’ve done every possible medication. I had steroid injections (although to ilioinguinal… the wrong nerves for me) and radio frequency ablation. The RFA actually sent the pain into a tail spin and created pain where there wasn’t any previously, and then other providers confirmed what I suspected. Healthy nerves were killed. I still had the same old pain across my entire lower abdomen. By the way, mine was also caused by C-section in 2012. Most recently, I wound up having abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). The idea was to cut away the hypogastric nerves. I am still in need of pain medicine to manage, but have slowly and gradually become more functional since the RFA mess in Oct 2015. I just wanted to say hello, you aren’t alone, and you must keep pushing for answers. I am still in the care of a Neurologist (was only seeing OB/GYN pelvic pain specialist for many years until I grew tired of not getting anywhere and referred myself out after the last straw of RFA). The plastic surgeon actually refused to file an insurance claim until literally yesterday (surgery was April 20, 2016). I had to basically back him into a corner to have it done. I doubt the insurance will reimburse me for it, but it never hurts to try. I encourage you to keep fighting the good fight. I have no answers; only sympathy. Oh, have you consulted with a plastic surgeon regarding scar revision? Maybe that could release the nerve to help it heal? I do believe that procedure is likely to be covered by insurance with adequate doctors’ office notes. Best to you!

Sep 19, 2016 · Stiff neck that tilts to one way: Physical Therapy to help? in Spine Health

I have had incredible results with a chiropractor who is called an “atlas chiropractor”. They do not do cracking adjustments and start with c1/c2 area (then working down the spine) after taking xrays to see where alignment or curvature is off.  It is very gentle tapping.  Then, I also had massage og the neck and shoulders.  My problem was mostly when I would turn my head, I would feel painful pulling beneath the shoulder blade.  It took about 6 months, but it finally worked for me.  It seems that before PT will be effective, everything needs to be in alignment and the muscles loose (purely anecdotal from my experience as well as of others I know).  It seems when those other 2 conditions aren’t met, PT has aggrevated the situation. Good luck! 

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