Not sure if this will be helpful to anyone but I had the idea to write and log my daily pain and what I am doing about it here . Tomorrow I have my appointment to see my orthopedic and at that time we will go over my Mri results which state that there is herniated nucleus pulposis extending into the medial aspect of the right neural foramen with a 3x4x5 mm fragment at my c5-6 level and severe narrowing of the medial aspect of the right foramen. The only meds that I am on are hydrocodone 5/325 and otc ibuprofen, and I just finished my pack of oral steroid. So here it goes:
Wednesday 8/12/15 woke up this morning with horrible cramp like pain in my right fold of my elbow and burning behind my right shoulder took 1 hydro and 1 Advil stayed in bed for 10 min then got up and used my washcloth soaked in ice water to the my c 5-6 area on the back of my neck, at awaking my pain level was a good 8-9 ,it has eased now to a 6 and hopefully will go down to a 5.