I have a disc bulge supposedly at c2/3 c3/4 and c6/7 but a herniation at c5/6 and all but c1/2 are degenerative discs. I have pain throughout my entire left side of my body, had 2 epi's and had 2 facet blocks with no relief. I was wondering if it is normal to not be able to hold my head up with this type of herniation? I can if I want but I get so much pain it is just better to keep my head down and look at the floor. I am going to my doctor on Feb. 12 to talk about surgery, but everybody keeps telling me that I need to keep my posture, it just hurts way too bad to do that. I am on a handful of drugs now for my pain, hydrocodone 10/325 6x day Flerxeril 5mg at bedtime and tegretol xl 200 mg at bedtime to keep my migraines to a minimum and I am supposed to be taking trazadone 50mg to help me sleep but with the flexeril and the tegretol I don't have trouble sleeping anymore so I am not taking that.
That diagnosis was in October with an mri, but I have gotten progressively worse since then. I was also wondering if it was to early for my surgeon to order another mri? I know they are expensive but I don't want to have surgery and him not fix everything that is wrong because it wasn't on my mri. When I had my mri I thought I had some arm pain and some neck pain and migraines and my hands went numb and tingled. Now all my pain has doubled since then if not tripled. I feel worse every single day and I don't know how much longer I can function like this. I feel like I need another mri to see what has changed.
When I had the mri I wasn't on any pain killers, only muscle relaxers and a non narcotic pain pill but it didn't help me out at all so really nothing but a muscle relaxer. Now I am on a much stronger pain pill and I don't think I could function if it wasn't for that.
I know your not supposed to give any medical advise so I will take what ever advise you give as non medical but please tell me exactly what you are thinking and if it isn't acceptable here then inbox me... I am getting more and more desperate every day!
Oh yeah, I have other posts on here but I wanted to start a new one that isn't 8 pages long. I am 36 M and was very active until I woke up one day with this pain that keeps increasing every day!
Thank You in advance you guys are awesome and a great place to get some comfort and advise, makes people realize they aren't crazy!