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31year old male. Spine of a 70 year old. Always been healthy. Eat well. Exercise. Turns out I pushed myself too much. Especially after injuries. Finding out I have a degenerative disorder at this age is depressing. I am awake at 2am following ESI in C7. Obviously steroids keeping me awake. But also anxious about moving incorrectly in sleep.
ESI was more painful than anticipated. I generally would say I have a high threshold for pain. In fact I prefer pain to this numbness! Pregabalin and amitriptyline not helping yet for nerve pain.
I stopped drinking two weeks ago. I was by no means an alcoholic, but decided with injuries, before this I tore my supraspinatus, I would rest from exercise and therefore would not want the caloric intake of alcohol. Really feel like a drink now, despite the interaction with meds, just to get some sleep. However I know better.
I find lying down and getting up again difficult to support my neck.
Thanks for reading.