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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi Everyone,

I was very happy to find this website.I have been dealing w/neck pain since an accident in 12/07.I have pain in my neck, mostly the right side that radiates down my right shoulder with tingling in my finger tips.I have headaches on the right back side of my head and I have trouble sleeping.I've had 8 months of physical therapy without any significant relief.

I had an MRI that found At C4-5, small central disc protrusion flattens the ventral aspect of the cord.
At C6-7, mild disc bulge.I have been to 3 different doctors not including my primary.I have had a Cervial Facet Injection, a Epidural Injection, Trigger Point Injections and a Cervical Facet Rhizotomy which left me w/servere nerve pain and extreme sensitivity in my neck and upper right shoulder.I am frustrated and now don't know what to do next.Has anyone had an experience like mine? I am on Lexipro,Vicodin, Flexeril and Lyrica yet I still have pain on a daily basis.
Thanks for your help!


  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
    Hi and welcome to SH. Sounds like you've had all the injections they could think of! I'm sorry that none of it has helped. I know how frustrating it is. Have you been seeing a neurosurgeon or orthopedic? What are they suggesting since you're not doing better? I hope you can find some help soon. Sorry I can't be of more help. Take care and good luck.

  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are suffering and have not found a treatment an effective treatment plan. ~X( please find some comfort in being with other pain patients. :D good luck as you seek pain relief! Jenny :)
  • Welcome to Spine-Health. It sounds like you've exhausted all conservative methods, so perhaps it's time to talk to a spine specialist about surgery. What do your docs say?

    I also had tingling and numbness in my right arm and it went away immediately after surgery.

    Take care,
  • Hi Moe,

    Sorry to hear about your accident. It sounds like you have been through a lot of pain. What does your doctor suggest to do next? You must have done all the injection he could think of. Those sound like a trial all on of their own - and 8 months of PT doesn't sound like a party either. Have you had any time to just rest and heal? Lay in bed all day? I know what you mean about frustration. Its the worst.

    Feel better soon!
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