Issues to be brief...rear end accident 4 yrs ago many problems but most prevalent now is constant neck and shoulder pain that is a 9 most days and right hand numb. Neuro did MRI and of course nothing shows on a nerve that they can tell even tho there is bulging in a couple of discs. Referred to PM to have 2 epi/steroid shots to see if it helps any before doing a myelogram and also to see rehab Dr (physiatrist). Had 1st shot a week ago and second will be Dec 2 and 1st shot gave zero change or relief. Will see rehab Dr a few days after second shot and I have no clue what this one may plan as a course of action. Wondering if others have had the same protocol and could tell me what was done with this type of Dr. I have read all the topics about phsyiatrists already on here and googled it but there is nothing like hearing personal experience. I know they said he would be doing my meds, possible PT if warranted, and from what I read they can do pretty much everything that the PM and the neuro can minus the surgery.
Been fighting this for so long and am sooo hopeful that I may have latched on to the right group of Drs that can get me to a relatively pain free life but the lack of knowing what is coming is driving me insane and Dec 7th is a loooonnng way off.