Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Muscle relaxants like diazepam are also prescribed in some cases to treat muscle spasms and ease nerve-damage pain.
Physiotherapy & Exercises:
Mr Rajesh believes in treating most neck and arm pain problems through non-surgical ways such as lifestyle correction, exercises, and physiotherapy as part of his comprehensive neck pain treatment in London.
Spinal injections for Neck pain:
Spinal steroid injections are an effective way to offer instant pain relief for your neck and arm pain. Spinal steroid injections are administered into the outermost part of your spinal canal (not directly into the canal). Under X-Ray guidance, Spinal specialist Mr Rajesh would precisely inject a local anaesthetic to treat pain and a steroid to ease inflammation and reduce swelling.
Spinal injections are safe and effective treatments for neck and arm pain due to inflammation caused by arthritis of the facet joints. The spine injection options are:
- Caudal epidural injection
- Facet joint injection
- Trigger point injection
- CT guided Nerve Root injection
These injections offer immediate relief from acute neck and arm pain. Spine specialist Mr Rajesh takes a multi-disciplinary approach for the management of neck and arm pain. He believes in treating and healing the causes of neck and arm pain without surgery in most cases.
Patients may feel some pressure during the injection but mostly the procedure is painless. Spinal Steroid injections are given into and around the facet joints in your neck and arm to reduce the inflammation. Spinal injection for neck and arm pain treatment in London is done as an outpatient procedure, so you will not need to stay in hospital overnight.
The procedure takes about an hour to complete. Mr Rajesh and his team will give you specific post-care instructions to recover faster.
Mr Mangattil Rajesh recommends physiotherapy and will guide you with some mild exercises to get long term relief from your neck and arm pain. A Spinal steroid injection can reduce and arm pain for up to three months. However, it is usually a crucial part of a holistic neck and arm pain treatment programme. The Spine steroid injection reduces the symptoms so that physiotherapy is more effective.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:
When the neck and arm pain travels down your arm to your fingers, it can be associated with a feeling of pins and needles, tingling and a loss of sensation at the tips of your fingers. MRI scan will possibly show a prolapsed or a slipped disc trapping the spinal nerve supplying your fingers.
Sometimes there is a block in the spinal canal due to disc prolapse or chronic arthritis. Gradually, this will affect the way you walk. MRI scan will show a blocked spinal canal trapping the spinal cord in the neck called Cervical Canal Stenosis. Your bladder, bowel and sexual function can be compromised. This requires urgent surgical intervention.
Cervical Spine surgery may be recommended in a prolapsed disc or a stenosis to relieve the trapped spinal nerve and spinal cord. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is the most common procedure recommended in these situations.
Mr Rajesh is a skilful practitioner of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) procedures such as Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
You’re in safe hands! One of London’s best-reviewed spine surgeons, Mr Rajesh has treated thousands of patients with severe neck and arm pain successfully over the years. He forms a comprehensive neck and arm pain treatment plan personalised for the requirements of each of his patients, with a combination of medication, exercises, spine injection and surgery wherever required.
Get in touch with him today. Mr Rajesh and his team would be happy to help you with your neck and arm pain treatment in London!