Tomorrow - 1/7 is a big doctor's appt for me. I will be retuning to my pain doc, haven't seen since Oct 08. Because the doc's believe the root of problem is in my neck, i went thru all the diagnostic injections for facets and then the radiofrequency itself. they even went into the T area 345. Even though 'ground zero' (I like to call the spot between my shoulders - where everything began) never was touched by what they did....he wanted to give my back a break. I did agree - i had had alot of injections and work done. He did another mri in my T - but it showed nothing.
Here's the situation for me - since oct. things have only gotten worse. The cervical nerves have regenerated and now i have had spine thru the left shoulder spasms for 8 days and not going away even with muscle relaxers. I take only ultram for the nerve pain - but that doesn't really cut out the pain completely.
What i have come to understand is the thoracic is like the ugly step sister to the rest of the back. Little info out there and the general opinion is the T area is so strong, it doesn't get injured.
What i am hoping for is to get 3 things from my appt.
1 What is his plan to help - and let get started.
2 Change my pain meds. ultram is not working
3 What other things could I be doing to either figure out what is wrong - a neurologist, arthritic AND/OR who else can help with the pain - Deep Tissue Massage/Acupuntur - but I need referrals - i don't want to look thru the phone book.
The problem is - i can be such a wimp in a doctor's office. Also, i have tingling numbness in my back, my feet feel like they have socks on all the time (lack of sensation) and way too freakishly dizzy and vertigo with movement of my head at times.
Sorry so long - just getting all turned up for this appt tomorrow. Plus the thoracic forum is least popular - once again the ugly step sister - heheheh
thanks for all the previous input and into the future - you all are a great help - pfm