I have chronic neck pain that isn't responding to PT, anti-inflamatories, oral steroids, muscle relaxers, or trigger point injections. It has been getting increasingly worse over the past year. I've already had 2 surgeries ACDF C5/C6 and then a correction to that surgery because I didn't fuse. I have bilateral facet arthrosis from C2/C3 and C3/C4, bilateral uncinate hypertrophy, which contribute to mild central stenosis and mild foraminal narrowing at C4/C5 combined with a bulging disc, and then at C6/C7, I have an osteophyte complex. I have recently been referred to PM for possible facet joint injections by both my PCP and surgeon, I have my consult with my new PM doc on Friday so I'm not sure what he will recommend. Either way, I am constant pain that I feel deep within my neck and along the sides of my neck and shoulders (major spasming and a feeling of fire), in particular to the left side. Has anyone had similar experiences/symptoms? If so, what have you done to get some relief? Also, has anyone had facet injections and had relief?
~Hope and healing to all