Hello. I am new here. Chronic pain since 1996. 2 Neurologists, 2 MRI's, 2 Electromyograms, 2 False Positive ANA's, 2 Rheumatologists, 2 Chiropractors. It took a long time, but now I have a diagnosis. Pinched nerve, C5-C6. Pinched nerve, L4-L5. Sciatica.
My PCP recently prescribed Cymbalta along with muscle relaxers and it is working somewhat.
I also have a prescription for Physical Therapy (medical massage) and I feel I am improving (4 visits now)
My question is, how long should I continue PT before giving up on it? Just trying to educate myself for my next appt.
Cervical foraminotomy 12/20/13 (herniated disc) C5-C6
Lumbar microdisectomy 02/28/14 (herniated disc) L4-L5
Mild Disc Bulge L5-S1
Moderate Facet Arthrosis L4-L-5 w/gr1 Anterlolisthesis
Spondylosis w/gr 1 Retrolisthesis L3-L-4
Failed Back Surgery