This is yet another post, pleading for any resolution to ongoing neck pain due to ACD&F neck surgeries. Other than going cold turkey off my narcotic meds (Hydromorph Contin - Dilaudid I understand) 2 months ago, I have not noticed any decreased pain in my neck. Even, along with the narcotic pain killers and antiinflammatories etc., I cannot get rid of this chronic pain. Although I am a senior, soon to be 70, I have always been active and have done 6 marathons (before my 3 neck surgeries from 08 to 12). Now, I spend most of my time in bed where I get the only relief from my neck pain. To add to my physical pain, I have 2 daughters that have become recently married and are starting their own families. I have tried to conceal my chronic pain as I do not want any pity. What, if anything, can anyone suggest to appease my physical and mental pain? [you can try to reach me at lansur at shaw dot ca] I have tried nearly all solutions that have been recommended, including pain killers, TENS, antiinflammatories including pills and diclofenac which do little to appease my pain. They only reduce my savings! "They" have tried nerve root blocks et al., all to no avail. I even tried Reiki (a voodoo type alternative, if you ask me.)
I would appeal to all that have had chronic and ongoing neck pain: please, is there anything that you have found to be successful in abating or eliminating this pain?
Thank you in advance. lansur in B.C., Canada.