Went to see my PCP today and she started right off the bat with a referral to see a neurosurgeon, she said that as soon as she saw me walk in she felt my limited range of motion was significant enough that obviously my orthopedic and pain management care was not doing enough. "You're too young to be so disabled, let's take care of this." she said.
She switched my muscle relaxer from flexeril to soma, upped my cymbalta to 120mg from 60mg, and added xanax to help me sleep.
I was prepared to push for a neurosurgeon referral and I didn't even have to ask! I was so happy. Finally seems like something is going in the right direction!
Microlaminectomy and discectomy at C7-T1 on April 26th.