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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