I fell down a flight of stairs 2 years ago and broke my C7 Facet Joint. I have been diagnosed with FJ Syndrome and for the most part the pain has been severe but isolated to my neck, left shoulder and down my left buttocks and leg, to my knee.
The last few weeks the pain level has increased significantly and in the last 2 weeks I have had horrible headaches in the base of my skull and lots of pain in my pelvic region, like if I had to pee very, very, very bad.
After reading up on my condition it seems that all of my symptoms fall into the FJ Syndrome diagnosis. I have tried to tell my Neurologist that things have been getting worse since summer 2009 and he continues to give me 15 mg/ Roxicodone, 4 x daily. This is just not helping like it did when my symptoms were just in my neck and shoulder.
How do I make him understand that things are getting worse and that the medicine has to be doubled up in order for it to work properly. I don't want to come across as "seeking" because my problem is documented but he seems to not want to move up or try anything else as far as medications go. I read that methadone is a great long term pain med but he doesn't wanna touch it and I don't function well on morphine.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.