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Chronic, Undiagnosed Neck/Shoulder Muscle Pain, Tension Headaches



  • maehaleymaehaley PennsylvaniaPosts: 322
    I don't know why my doctor's office and I received conflicting information but I just got a call from the Neurologist and the neck MRI has been approved! Yay! Hopefully I will get some answers now!
  • That's great news! Congrats! Make sure to come back & tell us what they find! Good luck! 
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  • maehaleymaehaley PennsylvaniaPosts: 322
    So I just spoke to the Neurologist. I have a herniation at C5-C6. Does anyone have experience with this? I have a follow up with my PCP next week, I am just not sure where to go from here....
  • I had a disc herniation at C5/C6 and I had fusion surgery to "fix" it . It does work for most people depending on the severity of the herniation and such. I had a severe herniation that damaged my spinal cord permanently. It has affected me greatly but I would be even worse off if I hadn't done it. I have severe headaches that I have to treat daily from it but the reason for the headaches is the damage. Trust what your doctor says if you trust them but don't be afraid to get a second opinion.   
    Tracie C
  • maehaleymaehaley PennsylvaniaPosts: 322
    So PCP referred me to a pain management doctor, physical therapy and prescribed Lyrica and Soma. We will see what they say. I am a little nervous about this route. I feel like maybe I should see a spine specialist? Definitely don't want surgery if I don't have too, but don't want to have to live with pain either!
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