Hi everyone. Last November I was hurt at work. I deliver heavy packages for a large corporation delivery service and work in an industrial area. It all started when I lifted boxes to bring to the shipping and receiving area of a regular stop. Pain shot down my right arm, up my neck down my shoulder blade and into my face.
I told my supervisor and was sent to the ER. They checked for a torn rotator cuff, it was not torn. I was told to follow up with an orthopedist. Luckily I had one on my daily route, they saw me the following day. Long story short MRIs and xrays showed a herniated disc at c5,c6 and a not quite torn shoulder tendon. After PT didnt help, and nothing else done to ease the constant pain except pain meds tossed at me, after be shoved off to a pain management doctor. I have migrains everyday and radiculopothy in my right arm and hand.
In May of this year the PM Doc suggested cervical epidural injection to help. I had one on 5/18/15 then a second on 7/8/15. Since these injections I have become even worse! My hand is numb my arm feels like its been burned, my hand randomly opens and I drop things like dishes, cups, etc... The pain is absolutely unbearable at this point. I also want to know why the doctor injected me at c7,t1 when the issue is at c5, c6?
A neurosurgeon said I need a fusion. I am currently awaiting my consult with spinal surgeon  to hear his opinion.
Has anyone had a cspine epidural make them worse? I am getting very scared that this pain is forever.
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