I'd like some feedback on treatment for chronic deep neck pain. I've had an epidural which worked great for my muscle pain but it's worn off now. Then I had two nerve blocks-the first one worked perfect. The second one left pain in a specific spot which seemed to correlate with the injection site, plus I got a big muscle knot. We decided to go ahead with the permanent block. I got a huge bruise and of course that really hurt. But that pain never went away and then I got neuropathic pain. I'm on MS Contin 30mg X 3/day plus percocet for break-through pain. Recently I was started on Lyrica with mixed results. I have degenerative discs, bone spur and stenosis. My ortho mentioned a type of Cat scan test with dye-maybe a myelogram? This all suddenly started last February and I've been on narcotic pain meds since March. I'm tired of the pain, how I'm so restricted in activity and being on meds. Is there any fairly "typical" next step? I've read that fusion isn't appropriate for DDD. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.