Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum, but I'm hoping to get some information. I know the info will be strickly what has been experienced by other indiviuals. I had MRI in 2/3/2010 showing I hade a ruptured disc (C6-7) with a pertussion of 3 x 9 mm. The spinal cord shows flattening.
When it first occurred I was in excruciating pain for 4 days till the steriod pak took effect. I was on 2 perciset
every 4 hours. Since then I have had 3 Cervical Faucet block injections, 3 weeks of PT, I have a Cervical traction Unit at home also. I have had 5 visit to the chiropactor which has helped with the muscle stiffness only. I have what I call tension pain in my neck and shoulders. My upper arms burn as if there is someone with a fire inside. My elbows ache and get worst if I keep them bent. I have an aching in my thumbs and also pin and needles. I get headaches almost every day,I'm in pain every day on the level of 3 to 6 depending my physical activity. The orthopedic surgeon wants to do a fusion, but don't know if
I'm ready yet. Do you think the excruciating pain could return if the area gets inflamed again. Could I do more damage my waiting. I have heard if you can wait it out, it
may heal itself. Any input would be appreciated.