I am brand new to these boards so please be patient with me in this post.
March 9th a clock at work (about the diameter of a small car tire) fell off wall onto my neck and head. Immediately went to dr where they perscribed pain meds and sent me on my way. After seeing another doctor when pain got so bad I couldnt move my neck, he ordered an MRI here is what the report reads:
At c5-C6 there is a 6mm central disc protrusion encroaching upon and appearing to touch the ventral surface of the spinal cord. There is narrowing of the left neural foramen.
( HELP what the heck does this mean lol)
At c6-c7 there is a 3mm central dics protrusion. There is no nerve root or spinal cord compression.
Pain is HORRIBLE I have severe buring at back of neck and terrible headaches at base of skull. Tending to have lots of muscle spasms and generally in a ton of pain. Also have pain in left arm and numbness in left hand.
Have been to 12 PT treatments with no luck sometimes it got worse. Dr said not to continue with PT.
Had cortisone shots with NO relief to speak of.
Now taking Soma,Celebrex and when its real bad Vicoden.
Have NeuroSurgeon appt June 3 and GP says expect him to advise surgery. At this point I am ready to try anything as I cant work, or do anything that I normally do even driving is rough.
If you can input in anyway I would so appreciate it.
Thank you for listening to me rattle.