There are procedures (you'll be awake, just numbed up) that can be done to help ease your pain. There are nerve blocks, and epidural steroid injections plus many more. I work for a Dr that does these on a daily basis and they really help a lot of people. Especially people who cannot take pain medication for some reason or another. We are just outside of Knoxville, so I could give you his info if you're interested.
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