Hello Everyone :-)
Yes, I'm new here, so let me apologize if this question has been asked and answered before. I did look and couldn't find anything.
I have cervical spinal stenosis and also osteoarthritis in my neck vertebrae affecting the branch nerves that go down my arms.
I don't care what ANYONE says, neurologist, orthopedist, etc and etc, the normal and natural human reaction to pain is to avoid it, and when that pain is serious to severe and goes on for a long time, a person gets more and more desperate. If that pain is coming from inside one's own body, you have a real problem on your hands.
We hear constantly about the dangers of pain medications, addiction, liver damage, kidney damage, etc and on and on. But what is the flip side of this? What is the effect of serious to severe ongoing pain on the body? I'm no doctor, but i know it can't be good.
I am in my middle 50's. I am dealing with serious to severe pain, and to top it off my condition is progressive, it's only going to get worse over time.
So my questions are- Why aren't there better therapies and treatments for pain? How does one find information on legitimate cutting edge and experimental new treatments and therapy for pain? And please don't post any quack stuff like accupuncture, herbs, and related stuff. I want to stick to legitimate therapies.
Thank you :-)
We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it. - the zen of Piglet