Well after feeling really good for 2 1/2 years my symptoms have all returned. In 2010 i had facet injections at levels c4-c5 & C6-c7
and i must say that i have been amazed at the results, literally all of my symptoms disapeared.
I've had no neck pain or radiculopathy in my right arm and my full ROM returned, there was a time when i could'nt turn my head
because it would lock up. Anyway i feel i had good results because the injections were administered in the OR under general anesthesia but i knew it wouldn't last forever
Anyway in July of this year i had to move and unfortunately the move did not go as planned even tho i hired movers. I had no choice but to lift some very heavy items namely a television that i had to carry up a flight of stairs. I am so upset over this because i tried so hard to avoid another injury. Anyway i have been in very severe pain daily for 2 months. I was seen by a Neurologist on 8.29.13
and had a 4-way view as well as a MRI on 9.3.
In Sept 2010 i was diagnosed with DJD with foramanal stenosis at c4 -c5 & c6 - c7, i was told by my Neurologist at the time that i have been in need of surgery for aleast 1-2 years prior to that. At the time of my visit with him i was told there was no spinal cord compression, but i feel there may be now because of my symptoms
My next appointment is on 9.26 for my results and i am hopeful
that i may be able to have another set of injections because i am not at all ready for a fusion but i may not have a choice.
Thanks for listening...