In June 2010 I had a MRI for pain in my lower back and a niggly pain in my upper right arm. It was discovered I have a schwannoma tumour at C4-5-6, and my spinal cord was servely compromised. I was bookd in for surgeryl within one week.
Following complete resection of the tumour and subsequent MRI x 2, I was told the tumour had been completely removed and no new tumours were found.
However since this 'major' surgery I have now developed severe pain across my back at shoulder blade level, also in my arms and neck. I have been seen by Pain Management clinics who just say that the tumour must have caused nerve damage. I have tried many medications but as they make me sleepy I am reluctant to take them as I am single parent with a child to care for.
I am struggling mainly whilst sitting and sleeping, no repositioning seems to help. I am becoming exhausted with the whole thing, although I do know if the tumour had not been discovered and resected I would not be here. So that is my one thing I am grateful for.
HAs anyone experienced this type of pain?