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Need some advice please :(

Rad1234RRad1234 Posts: 24
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hey everyone,

I've had some new symptoms crop up that worry me, I just want to see if you guys think I'm over reacting or should I be demanding some treatment?
Quick rundown ... I'm 27 have congenital fusion of C5/6, chronic neck pain for 15 years, ignored or managed with chiro, remedial, hot and cold therapies and meditation.
Referred to neuro over a year ago- osteophytes, stenosis C3/4 & C4/5, facet joint ankylosis, arthropathy. C6/7 annular bulge.
No cord compression.
So along with all other issues I now have had a constant headache for 2 weeks that kills around occipital and behind my eyes. Next comes the lack of skin sensation over the right side of my neck starting below the ear until around C5..... For example laying with heat pack on my neck it's hot on the left side but next to non existent on the right.
Is this common? I feel like an idiot... My GP is useless, on a long waiting list to see a pain mangement doc and the hospital I attend for my neuro is 2 hours drive from here.
MRI scheduled for June 1st
Should I be saying or doing something in the meantime ?
Take 5mg of endone when needed, 5 mg of Valium when needed and paracetamol every 4 hours ( when I remember)
Any guidence greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!
Rach xx


  • Not sure what advise we can give, Other then what your dr has recomended,

    The head ache is common from pain that sounds like tension headache, When nerves get over active often i get those headaches that i never use to have before,

    My regular pain medication dont seem to help those headaches but often if i take ibuprofen it helps more then other pain medicarions,

    You might want to ask your dr if you can take that with medications you are taking now to make sure its safe,

    Good luck,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • Thanks Alex Hurting,
    I'm highly allergic to ibprofun.... Annoying right! :)
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