The last six months I have been living with CHRONIC SEVERE PAIN due to a fall down a flight of stairs. I am unable to perform the activities of daily living. After reading several posts, I can really identify with so many of you.
Finally, after seeing five different doctors and three ER visits I was able to get the proper MRI's done and just last week, the results. Among a broken tailbone, vertebral damage throughout my entire spine, and a broken ankle, I have been told I have reversal of cervical lordosis. The neck pain is just unbearable!!! It feels like I am carrying a house on my shoulders every second of the day. The only bit of relief I have is when I lie down with a soft c-shaped neck pillow. I can't sleep on my sides only on my back, so I do not sleep well. Everything is uncomfortable all day and all night. I am sure I don't have to even say how all this is just emotionally draining. I am getting very depressed.
I have been trying to get some answers and relief from pain management since this happened, but after three visits, I still have only the Vicodin from my primary care doctor which doesn't touch the pain. Pain management doesn't believe I should be in this much pain that I am "drug seeking". It's just unbelievable!!!! I don't know what to do next or how to relieve some of this pain so I can continue to pursue a doctor that will listen and give me a full diagnosis and explanation of all the damage and some pain relief.
I really would welcome any feedback and experience anyone has with the reversal of cervical lordosis. That right now is more painful than my spinal issues and my ankle. This is such a great website. So informative and supportive. Thank you!!!