On Wednesday I was finally able to complete a MRI test after 3 failed attempts before. Friday I was told my results over the phone. I was told I had bulging in C5-6 and I was being referred to pain management because the nurse practitioner did not feel it was bad enough to send me on to a surgeon. But they have no idea how long it will take pain management to see me.
Friday night I was in tears my pain was so intense, and I took a muscle relaxer which did nothing but help me sleep for 14 hours! When I woke up today I was still in severe pain and have been all day. I cannot feel my left arm or leg and my neck is burning like a hot poker is touching it over and over and I have a terrible headache as well.
I've been in bed nearly a year with this situation that no one seems to want to help me with. I just keep being told it will get better with rest. I would think that would not take a year! I do exercises and stretches and they do seem to help. I alternate heat and cold compresses, and I've eaten enough tylenol and alieve I think I am ammune to it. I soaked in a hot tub with Epsom salt earlier and that usually helps, but not this time.
Have any of you been in this severe of pain and discomfort? What did you do to get relief?