I have multiple disc damage from tramatic injury. I dont know how to cope with miserable pain everyday. Mri shows
C-2/3. Central posterior osteophyte complex,no stenosis
C-3/4. Small central posterior osteophyte complex results in slight effacement of thecal sac without significant canal or neural forminal stenosis.
C4/5. Mild broad based posterior disc osteophyte complex results in flattening of the al sac and mild canal stenosis. Minimal left sided neural foraminal narrowing.
C5/6. Same osteophyte complex broad based with effacement of thecal sac with mild to moderate canal stenosis. AP diameter of thecal sac is 7.4mm. Moderate left and mild right neural foraminal narrowing secondary to uncovertebral joint hypertrophy.
C6/7. A broad based posterior discosteophyte complex results in effacement of the al sac and mild to moderate canal stenosis. The the al sac measures 7.8mm in AP demension. Moderate left andmild right foraminal narrowing are present secondary to uncovertebral joint hypertrophy.
The accident was 2 years ago. Slamming the top of my head into heavy steel grate jamming head onto neck. Before that I had C 5/6/7 bulging only from car accident.. I'm already on gabapentin with muscle relaxers and started low dose norco. Daily ice packs and heating pad. It is completely debilitating and needing a provider to help now. So scared of surgery but its possibly my only option. Any suggestions?