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Emergency Room

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I had surgery about 4 years ago and have been fine. For the last couple eeks I have been uncomfortable. This morning I woke up in great pain. I went to the emergency room. My pain is unbearable unless I keep my chin tucked in tight or my arm over my head. Also I feel tingling in my fingers. I have Oxycodone and flexeril which only help minimally. I call a surgeon tomorrow who will probably schedule an MRI. I can't stay still enough to do it. Can they knock me out for it? I went from fine 2 weeks ago to huge pain today. Has anyone alse had this happen this quickly?


  • When my back went in 1999, it was a sneeze that left me paralyzed on the right side for 6 months(I lived alone and screamed for an hour, passed out etc until a neighbor found me..my cat still cries when I sneeze) I wasn't allowed to drive because I had a "ghost" foot.After 4 epidurals and lots of physical therapy, I was walking again until 2002 when a fall left me in the same place and I couldn't go through it again. So, to answer your question, it only took a sneeze to paralyze me.
    In terms of the MRI I know they can give you anti-anxiety medication but I don't know how much more they can do for pain medication. Sorry to hear about the pain..I hate the ER and I hate how this disease state can be fine one day and then %&@ the next. It does happen. Good luck.
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