The end of Last June I was diagnosed with ddd and more specifically disc btwn C5 and C6 impinging on my nerve root. Between C3 thru C7 there are various bone spurs and assorted herniation, but the worst so far has been between C5 thru C6.
I've had severe left arm pain for 2 years. It has spread to my right arm. I get intermittent electrical zinging down both arms, numbness intermittently in my fingers. The pain in my left shoulder blade is getting worse and at the base of my neck.
Other than that I'm alright. lol. At least this coming Thursday I see the second opinion neurosurgeon my primary neuro is sending me to. They are trying to narrow down exactly where surgery will need to be done. At this point I'm betting my surgery is going to be more extensive than might have been because it is taking so long to get it done.
Frustrating. Meanwhile my DO is keeping me down to 100 mg of Lyrica 3x a day, 15mg of morphine extended release 2x a day and one vicodin a day 5/100 combo with acetimenophen. The pain nevertheless is getting worse. My DDD sent me to a surgical center to get a C6 injection of meds (I forget exactly what).
None of this really seems to help much at this point. But I'll see what the neuro says thursday.