Just getting home from an hour drive to Univ. Pain Management appt. with Spine-Pain Mmngnt. Dept.
So hoped be getting into Pain Mngmnt there would be light somehow in this tunnel - - had hopes there was a good turn 2 wks. ago when I met with Pain Mngmt Specialist, who is very good, thorough and address medications issues and offered possibly physical therapy, body work warm water pool qork....BUT following protocol was referred to see the Spine Pain Mmgnmt. Dept. for consult & assessment as well.
So, today had appt. with Spine Specialist who does spinal injections & spinal cord stimulators and after my exam, interview with Physician Asst. who left and relayed info to Director, who reviewed my recent MRI, the verdict was delivered in 4 words by the P.A. = "nothing they can do for me"..... that is...I am not candidate for cervical spine nerve blocks & facet nerve injections + impossible to do spinal cord stimulation with complex conditions (levo-curvature + complex mass of degeneration of bone osteophytes) can't get electrodes connected for C-6/7, T-1 - into /2 which now is in "crush and overlap"
I have no light at the end of the tunnel for relief.
I am in deep pain (physically C-Spine into T-Spine C-6/7 into &-3/4 (knife like pain non-stop scapular, upper spine shoulder blade, deep aching down my right arm) + the 90 mi drive, 3-4 hrs filling out paperwork, exam, reviewing symptoms, answering ??'s) and enormously feel the harshness of the reality and in the way it was relayed to me by the Phys. Asst. not the Dr. himself. (won't go into that now, only will say.... "insult to injury" would describe simply what it was ~X(
Thank God I could come here and share where things are....I am hurting on physical / emotional levels deeply.