... cervical spine off center. They removed 2 discs. The other was to repair the broken fusion. I get severe to unbearable pain in my neck and head. I have degenerative disc in my neck and spine, nerve pain, Fibro, and Chronic pain, continous headaches - 24/7. Take Exalgo (narcotic) and also have an internal pain stimulator. Other meds are consumed for other condition. Which doesn't reach up high enough. Does anyone have suggestions or ideas that could help me achieve a little relief. Fed up with the pain! :(
Is the pain stimulator helping the fibro pain? When I get a severe headache, and I've had some doozies, I ice my neck. A physical therapist told me to take bare ice and ice it until its numb. It stops the headache since its from the muscles in my neck. I now get marcaine injections into the neck muscles and that has helped enormously.
Gosh, what a report. Do you have a pain management Dr and do you have any physical rehabilitation program in the works? Also, a nutritionist would also be a great help to your body's ability to heal.
I would hope the Surgeon and/or the Dr who ordered the surgery would have pointed you to the PT so you can eventually keep the pain meds to a minimum.
Keep me posted and know there is hope and healing ahead. Hope this helps.
I had C5 to T1 removed and replaced and work heavy industry as union labor running jack hammer ect. I was on Opana for 3 years then just switched to Fentanyl 50mcg 72hr patch, what a difference in my life, put it on pain free no pills no liver worry cost me 10 dollars for a month with my insurance where the opana was considered special and cost me 80 dollars, then only after getting a prior approval from my doc for my insurance company, which took 3 months and the opana was over 500 dollars out of pocket, granted I claimed in my taxes but least with the patches it works better no pain and no real feeling of being high just simple pain relief hope this helps
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