Hi - I had an injury to my neck and cervical spine when I was 15; that was 35 years ago now! The pain started slowly and has progressed to daily pain at a level of between 6-9 for the past 5+ years.. I've been to many specialists; neurologists, neurosurgeons, pain clinics, chiropractors, physical therapists, head pain clinics, etc. all with very little relief. I'm much like many of you - frustrated and at my wits end. The pain is affecting my job, my relationships (I have 0 social life) and if feel like I just can't take it anymore. I want my pain to be treated without opioids because those just seem to be a band-aid... 4 hours go by, and I'm back in the same place with my pain. However, I'm not sure how practical this is any longer as my pain gets so bad that I throw up and I can hardly function. I really believe if I was a dog, someone would've put me to sleep by now
I will read your posts and forums to see what kind of help I can find. I sympathize with all of you and will keep you in my prayers.