I don't know what to do anymore. I am a 24 year old female and I have a bulging cervical disc that is slowly herniating. The pain goes from my neck down to my thumbs.
It was my right shoulder first and the the same exact syptoms started on my left arm. I am in so much pain all the time that it makes very depressed. I am taking tramadol at the moment as well as Cymbalta. I am getting my 2nd epideral injection in a couple of days. The first injection did not work and it made my symptoms feel a lot worse the following week. I'm hoping this one works for the best. They also want me to do physical therapy but I am not even sure if it will work since my pain chronic. What do you think? Will I always be in this much pain? What has worked for you? My doctor says no surgeon will take since it goes downhill from there. Is this true? Any home/office exercises that can help relieve the pain? Like I stated, I'm taking tramadol buy only when I really need it (as in like I feel like jumping out the window). I used to take it daily but I started having panic attacks.
Overall, this diagnosis makes me very anxiously and I don't know what to do. I feel so useless and I feel like my family is getting tired of me not able to function when I am in pain. Please help.Cervical Herniated Disc Symptoms and Treatment Options
To cry or not to cry? The pain is killing me softly.