First time on here and I'm from the UK, hope thats OK!
Developed neck pain and migraines over a year ago, had acupuncture and pain meds. The last 8 weeks, neck pain dreadful, arm pain, particularly in the forearm, both shoulders. Blinding headaches over top of head. Seem to drop lots of things when using left hand. Can't drive as I can't look right easily.
Had MRI and have the pictures but no written report. Neurosurgeon says bulging at C5 and C6, nerve inpingement on left side (where the pain is) Says no surgery, but ordered an EMG??
Pain is just awful and nags the whole time, little sleep, on Gabapentin (usually used for epileptics, which I am not, but it supposed to block the pain message tot he brain) and DF118 Dihydrocodeine opiate at night.
Will it last forever? I can't work as I can't sit at PC for long, can't drive, and feel useless. I keep dropping off to sleep as feel permanently tired !
What do I do now ?? All comments welcome please