I did call the N/S. The Dr. himself is out of the office until next week. The receptionist told me that she would note my chart & have him look at it when he returns.
I received his report yesterday. It says that the CT scan with bone windows shows unequivocally that my c5-6 level is fused. Not a candidate for any further surgery & that I should be managed conservatively.
What does this mean? I understand that I am fused but, what about the rest of my neck. What is conservative management?
I've tried P/T, ESI, accupunture, lyrica, neurotin, oxycontin & oxycodone. I won't see my pain Dr. for 2 more weeks. As it is the meds as prescribed are not working. I have left 2 messages stating this & have never gotten a return call. So today I am seeing my PCP for meds.
I don't understand why still all the pain & numbness if I am fused. I can't help but to think there is something else wrong.