I am so tired of Doctors that won't listen to me. 2001 I had an MRI on my Cervical spine and they found some degeneration's, narrowing but not encroaching etc. etc.Not significant to them, not minding i was totally miserable. Then February of this year I finally found a Doctor who ordered another MRI. Again, it showed narrowing and DDD but he said it shouldn't be hurting me that much. REALLY? Try it on for a day and then get back to me doc. So he reluctantly asked if I wanted surgery...no not really but I hurt so bad I said yes. Six hours in surgery and he came out and told my husband that he had NEVER seen a neck like that and that if I had been in a car accident or fallen I'd probably have snapped my neck and died...nice huh? That just shows you that a MRI doesn't show everything and maybe the doctors should listen to us. It's OUR body and we know when something is terribly wrong. Now again I am fighting a battle with my lumbar sacral area basically the MRI I had last December said I have 2 bulging discs(mild it says) and they added "No clinical significance".Okay...fine..I'm seeing a spine and pain management doctor who on the 23rd of November did a diagnosing medial branch block because he thinks it's facet pain.The block was only to last a couple of hours and it did on the left side. The right side just got worse and now he;s doing it again on Thursday like it's going to be a different outcome. I hope so but I'm not holding my breath. It hurts to stand longer than 30 minutes, I can't sit for very long,my feet are numb but it's just facets..GAWD I'm so frustrated and I'm allergic to narcotics so I suffer 24-7 and no one understands but maybe someone here. Thanks for listening.
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 4:20pm#1
Facet Pain VS disc pain