I am new here. I will do my best to tell ALL of problems because I don't want to leave out any clues.
I'm 36 yo male w sever neck pain for 5 years. I have always worked in construction fields.
5 yrs ago I woke one day unable to lift my head. I went to a chiropractor and dr office. A husband/wife practice that ordered xrays prior to adjusting me. At this time I lived in a large metropolitan area w hi quality Drs. The radiologist came out of his,office surprised to see that I could walk. Said he has only seen a few times, but those were in a hospital unable to walk. I had a severe kyphotic (backwards) curve to my neck. The chiropractor refused to adjust me and his wife ordered an MRI.
My MRI was very thorough, many pages of report. Overall findings were EVERY cervical disc was bulging AND herniated. Stenosis of the nerve canals, and numerous bone spurs contacting the spinal cord. The chiropractor would not adjust my neck still. His wife began me on numerous opiods, muscle relaxers etc.
A year later I moved to a very remote part of upstate NY. I found a new dr and a chiroprctor.
With the Drs help I discontinued the heavy oxycontin, and lowered my,percocet doses Ibuprofen and muscle relaxers. My chiropractor has been great, and I had been feeling slightly better than,originally.
But in this last year my dr has left the practice and I have begun many new problems. I have been passed around to different primary drs in the office and no one is helping.
My jaw dislocated after a bad root canal, and my chiropractor got it back close to correct after 4 weeks of agony. But he blames my neck.
The pain where my spine meets the skull is severe at all times, and headaches into,my temples. Also Photosensitive.
6months ago I began getting dizzy, I've seen 2 ENT, an audiologist, the emergency room, an urgent care and 2 replacement primaries. To no help.
In the last week I have had the worst of neck,pain yet and the dizziness has increased significantly and prevented me from working. When I cough, my eyes jiggle and I lose vision. I cannot lay on a bed without feeling,like I'm doing sommersaults and want to,vomit. Sitting is bad also, I find standing to be the least dizzy.
My local hospital wants me to see a neurologist in vermont, but they are scheduling for 6 months out.
Can anyone offer me any insight on what I should,do. I know I need to go to a real city, but who should I be seeing, what kind of Drs
If you read all this, I thank you.
Any,insights or advice would be greatly appreciated.