Hi everyone. I'm looking for any advice or info I can get. I've had neck and shoulder pain since a MVA almost 8 yrs ago. I had 2 discectomies and fusions at c5-7. Also tried yrs of pt, chiro, acupuncture, massage, epidurals, all kinds of shots, and probably other things im not thinking of right now.
I take muscle relaxers and Vicodin which do help but I don't want to keep relying on
Pills for comfort. My pain is in the back of my head right at the base of my skull, back of neck on both sides, shoulders, upper back, at times down arms, headaches. Sometimes it's a constant ache, or I can get sharp shooting pains that paralyze me for a moment, I have very little range of motion and at times can't turn my head at all. One of the worst typed of pain I feel is a burning pain that no pill can fix. I'm so frustrated and unsure what to do next. My PM dr. thinks I should try a spinal cord stimulator or visit the surgeon again.
Does any of this sound like your story and what have u tried for relief?