Hello to all,
This is my first post on this site. In pain, can't sleep, and looking for support.
I am 26, in college and work full time. About a year and a half ago I started having upper right back pain. Over the past year and a half it's only gotten worse. I don't have health insurance so I've been getting as much help that I can find through clinics, etc.
I had an MRI. It showed a bulging disc in my cervical spine. Doctor said it's pinching a nerve. This has been the worst pain I've ever experienced. Everyday it hurts at some level. Nights are the worst. Sometimes it gets pinched so bad that I begin to feel electric shocks pulsing through the area. I've learned to live with a certain amount of the pain, because I have no other choice.
I'm at a point where I just can't take it anymore. I'm waiting on the Neuro-surgery department at a hospital here to call me back with an appointment date. It's a free type service, so I've been waiting for months now. The only medication I've been taking consistently for the pain is Ultram. That is quickly losing it's effect.
I'm praying that somehow I will get help and get the pain to a manageable level or get rid of it for good. I'm not sure if my pain is comparable to those posting on this site. It sure feels like it. I wake up and go to sleep with this pain on my mind 24 hours a day. Every part of my day seems to revolve around it now. I'm so young and the pain is so intense.
Can anyone relate to this type of pain? Thanks for any support.