Hello, I hope I'm in the right forum so I'll post my question, if it's not in the right place I aplogize.
I'm asking this quesiton in hopes that I can help my husband.
My husband is 43 and has had neck pain for about 20 years but within the last 10 years much worse and now it's always there. The pain is right at the base of the head in the back just off to the left, it is only in this area. This pain causes constant headaches and sometimes radiates into his jaw and shoulder. He has been taking vicodin and advil around the clock for years but it doesn't do barely anything, he's in pain through out the day but can tolerate it better than nights, at night he pretty much doesn't sleep much, the meds last only about 3 hours.
He has been to numerous doctors, including different neurologists, family doctors, neurosurgeons, no one seems to know what is causing the pain. they have done MRI's, ct scans , they have sent him through physical therapy, have tried different procedures, numbing the nerve in the neck, cortisone shots and nothing seems to work.
The only thing he has in that general area is something called cavernous angioma. It had bled at one time but the neurosurgeon was having him go once a year to be sure it didn't get any bigger but they insist that has nothing to do with his neck pain.
He is in so much pain all the time and no meds seem to work, plus he'd like to cure it not cover it up. Anyone have any suggestions on where to go or what to do? thank you