The Neuro said that he didn't see anything that would cause the radiating pain/numbness in my left neck/shoulder/hand. He did say that I have extensive arthritis in my cervical & upper thoracic spine. and that he doesn't know anything about OPLL but it isn't compressing my spinal cord that much. I have had a foraminotomy a year ago to fix this problem but it didn't work.
My PCP started me on MS Contin ER 15 2x/day and Percocet for break thru pain. She was pretty insistent that I need to keep my pain under control. I haven't been sleeping and my BP has slightly increased and I catch myself eating food when I am not hungry. I think to stay awake. I have a full time job that I need to keep. I must drive some the time during the day. Do people have full time jobs and take this much pain meds? I was on Oxycontin ER before my surgery but I only took it after work because i was afraid to drive. Although after I was on it for a couple of weeks I didn't feel mentally impaired. Is MS Contin ER stronger than Oxycontin ER?
Thanks for your support.
Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.