I have had severe pain in my mastoid area for about a year. It goes down my arm into my palm which feels like it is burning. Previously, the pain was just in my neck and shoulder for about 3 years - but did not go down my arm. I had all kind of shots for three years and finally saw a Neuro surgeon.
In June of 2009 I had a ACDF 5 through 7. I had post surgical shots, nerve block and still have the pain. Now my surgeon says he thinks the pain is not coming from the C5-C7 area ! I had a EMG last week, it did not show anything. My surgeon and 2 pain management doctors have told me that there is nothing futher that can be done - I have to live with the pain.
I have tried 5 drugs none worked, I just started Lyrica yesterday, but am not optimistic. The only options I have left are accupuncture and lastly a spine stimulator.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.