Hi everyone. Sorry i am such a pest hee but, I just am at my wits end! Neuro wants me to have disc replacement now, putting metal one there. I went to a Rhumotologist ( already had the appointment), he said get another opinion. He said, only 40% of these operations work:( He did tell me he thinks my vertabra just collapsed because of DDD. Happened during car trip. He said all my pain is because muscles are in constant spasms. Thats why I have ear pain and tinnitus. All the nerves in the neck are close and can affect your ears, even making them ring louder than a smoke alarm. my analogy, not his. Anyway, i stared taking klonapin because i have sensitivity to tegretol, neurontin, etc. Pain seems little better for 2 days, now its back.
I can't take any more klonapin, I can't function and I was dizzy before i started these.
i go to 2nd Neurosurgeon for another opinion on 22nd. I would never have surgery without 2 opinions.
Does anyone know if there is a pill that helps the pain and ringing but, you're still able to walk straight? i'm taking 1mg every 4 hours. i cut it down, doesn't work at all on spasms and pain.
I have posted before and have gotten so many nice reponses.
What can I do, this has been constant since July. Came on sudden and the spasms get so bad, I can not lay down or move my head. Can anyone relate to this kind of pain being caused by vertabra and disc? Thanks cathy