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How bad do you let it get?

I have disc osteophyte complex formation in C5/6, C6/7 and C7/T1 with minimal central canal stenosis and posterior disc herniation. The pain I'm feeling is horrific at some points! I have an appointment at the pain clinic for possible injections but that's not for another 5 weeks as well as an apt with a neurosurgeon, but that's also at least 6-8 weeks from now.

I was doing chiro everyday, but the pain is getting worse and when he adjusts me I want to cry from the pain! I have stopped this since after yesterdays appointment brought me to tears! This morning I noticed that I can't lift my left arm higher than shoulder height because of the excruciating sharp pains running through my neck and the amount of weakness in my arm is crazy. I feel as thought I'm just not strong enough to hold the weight of just my arm!!! If I stand up straight I want to cry the sharp pains I'm feeling all over right now are seriously bringing me to tears...at what point to I either go the the ER room or start yelling at someone? I'm so frustrated today...by far the worst day ever for pain...will it ever end...I hurts to breath :(I don't know what to do.
Mother of three amazing boys who wants her life back, suffering from chronic neck/shoulder pain for 9 months.


  • I am so sorry to hear how much pain you are in.
    I would stop seeing your chiro. My surgeon told me not to let a chiro touch me after they looked at my MRI scan and saw that my cord was compressed because it could be permanently damaged.

    I think if I was you I would contact my neurosurgeon to let them make the decision as to whether you should be seen urgently or if it could wait.

    Generally weakness is more of a concern to them than pain. For this reason I think you should let some medically trained person know about how much worse you are now and that it is since a chiro adjustment.

    I do hope that you will get some help very soon. Please come back and let us know how you get on.
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