i just wanted to write to see if anyone had a similar condition to me, i know we are all different and pain differs from individual to individual my last MRI results are in...
c2/3 prominent right uncovertebral joint osteophyte results in mild narrowing of the right neural exit foramen
c3/4 mild right facet joint arthropathy resulting in moderate right foraminal stenosis
c6/7 marginal broad based annular bulge
c5/6 congential fusion, this is associated with straightening of the normal cervical lordosis. Facet joint ankylosis
Firstly following this i had 2 facet injections c2/3 & 3/4 i had about a days pain relief, which im told was from the local anesthetic... they also hit some parasympathetic nerves which caused eye swelling and redness, i also couldn't walk straight for hours (kept veering right). I suspect this was not so "normal" as the radiologist called me the next day to make sure i was ok.
my last appointment with my surgeon brought me to tears as he said i was a special case... i got the distinct impression he didn't deem me as important... after crying from sheer frustration he would no longer talk with me and had his consultant order more tests,... waiting times here in Melbourne public system are long, since the above MRI my symptoms have changed, since the injections the pain has increased.
I'm now waiting on appointments to have a different kind of MRI (don't know what that means!) and an xray when they get you to bend and flex.
I have been in ongoing pain a for 15 years. Im sure my patience is running out. I really need help.
Thank-you for reading, i feel i can only turn to you guys as you understand the pain, the frustration and my rant. any advice welcome