I am new to this forum and I hope someone can offer me advice.
I am 41 y/o and herniated c-5 & 6 in a work accident 9/2008. I remained at work and was diagnosed with the herniation 10/2008. My surgeon continued to let me work until 3/2009 when my pain was getting worse and I began having my arms sleep at night. Repeat MRI showed disc ruptured and surgery was necessary.
I had surgery on July 31, 2009. I have done everything I am supposed to do and I still have pain, probably worse that ever. I have lots of inflamation in my neck and I get spasms and burning when I do certain things like cook, sit at a desk top computer, shop while carring anything, etc. I have a high pain tolerance level and this has changed my life. I still can't go back to work since I have a very physical demanding job.
I had a Myelogram in Dec and had to have a blood patch the next day. I saw my surgeon and he said fusion looks great and has no idea why I am having these symptoms. I will see him again this month. I feel like he thinks I am crazy, but I don't complain and I know something is wrong b/c I know my body. I am having pain in my thoracic spine now and I have awful headaches behind my eyes. When I was injured all of my X-rays, MRI's, etc were only of my neck. Could they be missing something lower?
If someone can offer advice please let me know because I am lost and I need help.
Waiting game is getting old.