My name is craig I have been dealing with neck pain for 4 years now. My original diagnosis was 2 bulging disks and 1 protruding disk ddd and whiplash. A year later after receiving 2 series of shots had a mri I was told I have spondylosis ( the arthritic one in case I misspelled).
I deal with daily pain and I know it is not as bad as what many of you have but I have difficulty functioning sometimes. My wife doesn't seem to understand and she has never been very supportive emotionally of what I go through. My pain is exasperated by emotional stress and my job and my wife seem to make it worse. Right now she hates me due to I have missed time at work which I have sick time for. The pain always puts me in a flight or fight mode and when it gets bad I flight. She is very frustrated by this and currently I am the only wage earner and she feels really insecure. I hope no one is offended by this but she sees me weak for giving into my pain and she becomes extremely mad when I call in or come home early. I don't know what to do and since I don't get much support I thought maybe I would come here.