I am new and apologize in advance if I have missed another post that may answer my questions.
I have a history of C5-6 and C6-7 neural foraminal narrowing due to disc herniation, significant uncovertebral joint hypertrophy at C6-7 resulting in impingement upon the exiting left C6 and C7 nerve roots.
This has resulted in severe headaches as well as numbness in my upper left are. The headaches are not constant but frequent enough to interfere in my daily life.
My PA has tried Lyrica, Ultram as well as steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. He has just referred me to a pain management specialist.
What kind of medications have other had experience with in similar situations? My PA mentioned narcotic medications. Has that been anyone's experience?
Also, we discussed the possibility of epidural injections.
I am not asking medical advice, just personal experiences.
Thank you in advance.