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Hi Everyone!

Hello Everyone,

New member here: 47/M with a three-year history of every-increasing cervical pain between C2-C7.  I've now had 4 radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedures, three on the aforementioned cervical areas and one on L1-L2-T11-T12. One of these procedures was very successful, the others not so much.  I've managed to tolerate the pain and constant stiffness up until a year ago, when I began having sensations of tightness and a "lump in the throat" which continues to this day.  I've had two EMG/NCV's (both showed no pinching, conduction loss, or evidence of a motor neuron disease such as ALS, etc.  I've also had several ENT visits that resulted in a throat CT and a two laryngoscopies that confirmed everything in my throat is normal, so the doctors think that my throat issues are due to problems with C6-C7 where several MRIs over the past three years have shown a loss of disc height, a bulging disc into the spinal canal, left & right foraminal stenosis, spurring, etc. 

For pain I take 1x300mg Gabapentin before going to bed each night.  Thankfully, lying down is the only position that provides me with relief and the Gabapentin seems to help with the pain (although not much) as well as make me tired enough to sleep.  I'm heading back to my pain mgt specialist in February to get a cortisone injection at C6-C7 to see if that may help. 

I am looking forward to chatting with all of you and hearing your stories!

-Matt     

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