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Severe occipital nerve damage

StringerspineSStringerspine Posts: 1
edited 04/12/2015 - 11:16 AM in New Member Introductions
I have a skull fracture in June 2013 at my lower skull on the left side. Does fracture was caused by someone trying to steal my car fortunately they didn't steal it. In August 2014 I'll begin having severe headaches between my left and right here from the top of my skull to the base of my neck. I sought out a pain management doctor who did steroid injections once a month for three months, those injections lasted a week at most to reduce my pain. In November 2014 we tried a occipital nerve stimulator trial with success . In December 2014 a permanent occipital nerve stimulator was put in for two weeks I had no pain. This suture in the back of my head refused to heal in the wires were exposed to the air. A plastic surgeon looked at it and could not close the wound the pain management doctor had to rip everything out in the plastic surgeon close the moon with good results. Since then I have had severe severe pain in the back of my head I have been on numerous narcotic pain medication from extended release morphine for milligrams to lauded pills which I took three times a day which made the pain tolerable. The paying Dr. is not able to do anything else, I have an appointment tomorrow morning with a neurosurgeon to look at other options I have read on line different issues in different results from this kind of pain I am looking for help from people Who have had this type of injury in this type of pain I am looking to have the nerves severed , So I don't have pain at all I have heard that severing nerves like this I might have pain again from the regrowth of those nerves in weeks if not months. I can currently go with a lot of medication at least a week without pain , But the pain always returns. Does anyone out there know if severing these nerves I might have good success, I know that everyone is different and I'm not looking for an exact answer but looking for something to do the pain that I am in is so severe I am unable to function. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thank you for taking the time to read this and respond if you do.


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