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has anyone????

DelaneyDDelaney Posts: 22
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:50 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I have had terrible problems for past 8 months. Also had stroke. That said, has anyone had a "Atlanto-occipital injection?? I am terrified. This is diagnostic, I think. It is to see why I am in constant non-stop spasms in neck and deep in ear and throat. ringing in ears bad. Apparently, not caused stroke.
Any and all replies are appreciated. I have been in so much pain for months.
I know where this part of cervical spine is, and that is what scares me sooo bad. I have allergy to dye, so maybe the guy will slip. Even if it does work (lidocaine), what next? I am a complete mess from my shoulders up. Thanks for
reading. Also have DDD, C-5 C-6 need to have metal something put in, I don't know. Neuorsurgeon says no need.
Kate
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  • Delaney said:
    I have had terrible problems for past 8 months. Also had stroke. That said, has anyone had a "Atlanto-occipital injection?? I am terrified. This is diagnostic, I think. It is to see why I am in constant non-stop spasms in neck and deep in ear and throat. ringing in ears bad. Apparently, not caused stroke.
    Any and all replies are appreciated. I have been in so much pain for months.
    I know where this part of cervical spine is, and that is what scares me sooo bad. I have allergy to dye, so maybe the guy will slip. Even if it does work (lidocaine), what next? I am a complete mess from my shoulders up. Thanks for
    reading. Also have DDD, C-5 C-6 need to have metal something put in, I don't know. Neuorsurgeon says no need.
    Kate
  • i have some of the same problem but alot of my pain feels like its in the sholder but probley is coming from the neck i cant get a straight answer so i am to a mess from the sholder up also my is on the left side so i am at the point where in think im having panic attacts
  • I think i have a severe whiplash that was just ingnored. i was in such pain all summer, right after a car trip where my husband almost sideswipped a car. Heard the noise,head flew sideways, then our car went up on left tires, head flew that way. Started that week. BAD. Horrible throbbing pain in back of neck, ear pain, screaming in ears, burning in throat. Light and sound bothered my, bitter taste in mouth, dizzy.Spasms in throat, ears, inside nose, could feel them, not see them. Spasms in back of neck too. Dr. said stroke could have been some of the problem, but not spasms in neck or screaming ears. 24 hours a day since July. Hopefully found someone, after 18 drs. that will help. My shoulder muscles are like rocks. Need help its been so long, it;s wearing me down.
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,617
    Have you had MRI's yet? What kind of meds have been Rx'ed? Have they tried physical therapy? How many years young are you?

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  • Thanks Metalneck! Yes, I have had MrIs neck, 2 brain, ct of neck and ears. All ear tests, ultra sound on throat but, not one test until I felt like this 4 months. Drs. thought anxiety. Im 60, just. Of course, 60 year old women have no live at all outside their aches and pains, ergo, go home. I have had, at least 4, tell me to do just that. Especially, in aggravation, you cry. You are finished then.
    Had Brachial plexus injury years ago, no meds or therapy. Dr. finally, after 4 weeks said; yup nerves in those muscles are dead, you won't hurt so much now. Used other arm until frozen shoulder, lots of therapy over past 10 years for that.Also, Chiro, until Neurosurgeon said no more.Acupture also. Every specialist you can think of but, too late.
    16 specialists later, I found this neurologist,vascular/pain management dr.. He did listen for 3 hours. Gave me lido inj. in shoulder muscles, tinnitus left for 10 minutes. That is why he's doing this atlano-occipital lido inj on Monday. Had one for facet joint on Friday, C3 I think. He can not tell of course, what part of original symptoms may have been from stroke. I think I had it because of this agonizing pain for so long. I do have left weakness now.
    Thanks for listening Metalneck. First Neurosurgeon wants to put metal in my neck. @nd opinion said not yet, he found stroke. If I could get out of these spasms and ear screaming, I can deal with pain. Most drugs either make me sick, don't work or screw up my thought process so bad, my kids made me get off them. Like tegretol and neurontin. Is this injection dangerous? So close to head and brain? Do you know? I can't seem to google much.. Again, thanks for listening, I do appreciate it more than you know. Delan
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