I have been having pain in my neck, right side of my chest/shoulder area, back right arm, elbow upper & lower arm, crushing pain in my hand and weakness in my fingers (all of them but really severe in middle 3). I am very anxious about my upcoming procedure on December 14th, 2010. It's a Tuesday. My aunt is a nurse for over 25+ years now and she said DONT do it. I have another uncle telling me NOT to do it also. I have tried medication, streroids, trigger point injection and cortizone/steriod injections and that made it worse for some reason. Seems like the only option is major surgery. Ive been told that most people if not all have difficulty swallowing and some still have pain or it gets much worse and I could be disabled for 6mo or 2 yrs or forever!!! Any advise. I see my pain doctor Friday 11/19/10 & my surgeon Dec 8th & anestheseologist on Dec 6th.
I would be grateful if anyone could offer their helpful advise.
I do have difficulty typing because of the pain and numbness but I dont stay on long. Please and Thank you. Hope to hear from somebody that could offer some helpful advise.