Hi to any who reads this
I have had neck problems since 2003 with a 2005 C6-C7 Fusion, and a 2010 C5-C7 Fusion. The pain never went away. I dealt with it for awhile without any help, then got the surgeries. They never really told me why the pain didn't go away and to just stay in pain management. I have been on Morphine for 3 years now and it helps, it doesn't go away. The doctor allows me one Norco for the morning for breakaway pain, it helps. My biggest problem is that most of the day I can't find any posture or position that is comfortable. It (neck) basically hurts as soon as I raise my head up. The pain is hard to explain, it's like when you bang your elbow and you get that bone pain, dull and uncomfortable. The bottom line is that I'm losing my mind, it has been 13 years now of the same pain, day in day out.
Am I normal, as far as chronic pain goes. Is this happening to anyone else? If I tell the doctor (Pain) that I just make it through the day without breaking down, he may take me off the Meds. When I mention to him about increasing the Meds he says he would have to remove one of them. That doesn't make sense.
I just need to know that I'm not alone in this, there has to be someone else that lives like this.
I'm 55, male, electronics, X Navy, Disabled, Tired. It's been a bad pain day.