I'm a 29yo female w chronic neck and upper back pain. I was diagnosed w fibromyalgia and suffer fr migraines, insomnia and depression.
I see a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, and have seen a neurosurgeon twice. I'm scared to have the surgery! The neurosurgeon said he wouldn't recommend surgery for someone my age...
Findings on 5th cervical MRI 6/08
- degenerative dics disease at C5-6 w a lt foraminal region mild mass effect on the lt C6 nerve root.
- disc herniation at C6-7 extending into the rt neural foremen exerting mild mass effect on the rt C7 nerve root.
PT 2x week on and off since 2005
daily percocet,lyrica,flexeril(as needed)zoloft,ativan to sleep