To get him to do something lol I'm not looking for surgery or heavy drugs but sometimes the constant ache in my neck , upper back, head grates on my last nerves, where then I start to get upset. Soma my muscle relaxer works rather well most of the time for this ...
Also laying to sleep (I sleep on my stomach) increases pinching pain on the side of my neck (side depending on which side my head is turned) and goes into my shoulder. Also from the base of the skull to the end of my shoulder blades increases pain I don't have sitting. Sometimes I swear it feels like my neck is being bent in half...I have a tempurpedic swedish neck pillow that's really nice, but it still can't counter this stuff.
It's just gotten to the point where even in the car , with the jiggles etc it keeps a constant dull ache in most of above mentioned places.
I was thinking of asking him to prescribe or recommend me a better soft collar...I just have a cheap foam one.
Plus I do have a slight lumbar disc problem and I am not sure if it is that or my neck that causes pain in my left hip knee ankle foot and down my thigh. (My left side is the most affected side on my neck too).
Also can it affect vision? I went to the eye doc and he said I just the back of eye turns liquid and that's why I see spots and stuff...But I'm like ugh, could nerves in my eye perhaps be triggered by neck/head nerve stuff?
So how to get the doc to not just try to encourage me to get on with life and try to be happy lol