hi everyone. last november i was hurt at work. i deliver heavy packages for a large corporation delivery service and work in an industrial area. it all started when i lifted boxes to bring to the shipping and receiving area of a regular stop. pain shot down my right arm, up my neck down my shoulder blade and into my face.
i told my supervisor and was sent to the er. they checked for a torn rotator cuff, it was not torn. i was told to follow up with an orthopedist. luckily i had one on my daily route, they saw me the following day. long story short mris and xrays showed a herniated disc at c5,c6 and a not quite torn shoulder tendon. after pt didnt help, and nothing else done to ease the constant pain except pain meds tossed at me, after be shoved off to a pain management doctor. i have migrains everyday and radiculopothy in my right arm and hand.
in may of this year the pm doc suggested cervical epidural injection to help. i had one on 5/18/15 then a second on 7/8/15. since these injections i have become even worse! my hand is numb my arm feels like its been burned, my hand randomly opens and i drop things like dishes, cups, etc... the pain is absolutely unbearable at this point. i also want to know why the doctor injected me at c7,t1 when the issue is at c5, c6?
a neurosurgeon said i need a fusion. i am currently awaiting my consult with spinal surgeon  to hear his opinion.
has anyone had a cspine epidural make them worse? i am getting very scared that this pain is forever.
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