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neck pain 2 years after cervical diskectomy and fusion
I AM HAVING CHRONIC PAIN 2 YEARS AFTER NECK SURGERY.  I HAVE HAD MULTIPLE CORTISONE INJECTIONS.  I HAVE HAD FACET INJECTIONS ON ONE SIDE . RADIO FREQUENCY WAS DONE THE THIRD TIME.  THAT SEEMED TO HELP A LITTLE ON TURNING MY NECK TOWARD THE SIDE THE INJECTIONS WERE ON.  I HAVE HAD THREE CERVICAL EPIDURAL INJECTIONS WITH STEROIDS AND ANESTHESIA.  THAT HAS NOT HELPED.  MY PAIN GETS MUCH WORSE WHEN I LOOK UP  OR IF I LOOK DOWN.  ALSO LIFTING OBJECTS OVER 5 POUNDS MAKES IT WORSE.  IT IS MOSTLY AT THE C1-C2 LEVEL AND RADIATES UP THE BACK OF MY HEAD. WHAT CAN BE HAPPENING?  I TAKE LORTAB WHEN THE PAIN GETS UNBEARABLE.  I AM SEEING A PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR. HE DOES NOT WANT ME TO TAKE MUSCLE RELAXERS. I HAVE TAKEN THEM AND THEY DON'T SEEM TO HELP.  I RECENTLY HAD AN MRI WHICH DID NOT SHOW ANY HERNIATED DISKS.  I DON'T HAVE ARM OR SHOULDER PAIN AND NUMBNESS. THE SURGERY TOOK CARE OF THAT.  I AM WONDERING IF MY PAIN COULD BE FROM TENDONS OR LIGAMENTS?  IF SO,  WHAT  CAN BE DONE?  I HAVE BEEN TO PHYSICAL THERAPY TWICE AND IT REALLY MADE IT WORSE.  MY DOCTOR WANTS ME TO TRY PT AGAIN AND I AM DREADING IT.  I REALLY HURT AFTER MY SESSIONS.  MY DOC HAS SUGGESTED A DISKAGRAM(SP?)  AND CT, BUT ONLY IF I AM WANTING MORE SURGERY. .  I AM AT MY WITS END.  I GO IN CRYING AND NOW MY DOCTOR WANTS ME TO SEE A DOCTOR FOR DEPRESION.  I AM ONLY DEPRESSED BECAUSE I AM IN PAIN!!  THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP YOU MAY HAVE.  I HAVE BEEN A DENTAL HYGIENIST FOR 38 YEARS AND AM 60 YEARS OLD. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT ALL THE BENDING AND REPITITIVE MOVEMENTS CAUSED THIS.  I AM IN GOOD HEALTH OTHERWISE.  I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO WORK FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS.  PLEASE HELP ME!    V. HOLMES


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have u tried acupuncture?.....I pray u find relief.


Good luck
Godspeed
"selma"
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