Since 2011 I have had severe neck pain right below the back of my head along the cervical spine that had gradually increased over the years and in late 2014 I decided that I could not take it anymore and went to the doctor. I was prescribed Naproxen which didn't do a thing got an MRI that came back negative then went to physical therapy and my pain still persisted where I was to the point that I couldn't move and I couldn't function without being in severe pain. After that I went to a chiropractor who did X-Rays and said that I have osteoarthritis in my lower back (which doesn't hurt) and once again after a few meetings with the chiropractor nothing changed. Finally I went to sports medicine and I was given tramadol and tizanidine and ordered to get a trigger point injection well once again the medicine didn't help and after I had the trigger point injection the pain has spread throughout my back and I was to the point where I was imoble. Finally I was given hydrocodone which was a godsend but after my prescription ran out I was afraid to ask for a refill as I didn't want to be accused of being a drug seeker. I recently went to a pain clinic and I was given Mobic and an X-Ray while still nothing has changed and just yesterday I got the results back from the Pain Specialist and the final decision still stands that they could not find anything and they no longer can help me. I was so depressed and frustrated going from place to place trying to get help when either no one beliefs me or they don't care. I don't know where else to turn anymore I have tried every over the counter medication, physical therapy and a chiropractor and still no help. My pain is centered on my cervical spine and I always wake up with a very stiff crushing feeling on my neck that goes to the back of my skull. I don't get headaches but I am in immense pain and don't know where to turn I have tried everywhere and I cannot live with this pain.
Don't stop trying to find the cause took me three years, you will find the right Doctor that will help you, please don't give up. ash for another MRI they found 2 disk in my neck that was causing the pain but it took many Doctors before I found the right one, good luck to you.
I have no real answer only tons of empathy for you because I know what your going thru, what about fibromyalgia? Have you seen a rheumatologist ?? Doesn't sound like fibromyalgia but idk if may be some inflammatory issue ??
I really feel for you and I swear every doctor thinks your a drug seeker anymore !! Seems to me no matter what's wrong even though I have proof and several documented diagnosis and reasons for my pain and I need surgery on my neck if still cannot get pain medication because the doctor just won't prescribe it period !!
I went to a pain clinic and got all the injections my insurance would pay for for the year so now that's it, I'm screwed cuz I can't get anymore injections this year and I cannot get pain Meds.
I just wanted to tell you I feel for you and screw what they think, if the medicine helped you call and ask for an appt or a refill !! The most they can do is say no right ?
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