So I am new here and posted an intro the other day. I went back to the ortho because I got his x-ray repot and office note saying I have osteophytes and c5-6 disc degeneration and reversed loridosis. I have been having increased arm ,hand,neck and upper back pain. Incidently I'm 30weeks pregnant.
I went back to see him because he diagnosed me with a muscle strain and tension HA's. My midwife won't prescribe anything but flexeril which knocks me out and I won't take. I have begged for oral steroids, an MRI and injections and I get a no from everyone because I am pregnant.
So at today's ortho revisit he stated again no treatment but I could try neck strengthening excersises but my neck only showed normal wear for my age=35. He said I likely have depression and pregnancy hormone related instability. I sobbed and walked out. I had the worst HA after that. I feel wounded. My midwifes license is on the line so I can't really blame her. My heart says I at least need cervical injections with surgery in the future. 12 years ago my MRI said bulging discs and DDD. My flee ups are getting to be more often and more exhausting. I'm scared about taking care of my newborn with breastfeeding and lack of sleep.
I am a happy blessed woman but today I feel wounded. Is it normal to be exhausted with sometimes debilitating pain that makes me feel like life is hopeless? This is not in my head. Its in my back