Hi, I am a 51 yr old working Mother. Here are just some of my problems.Ruptured Disc in Neck ,Spinal Canal Narrowing in Neck,Degenerative Arthritis,Spinal Arthritis ,Cervical disc degeneration. Thats just some, not all of my conditions. This has been going on for almost 10 years now. I have had So many different injections, medications, surgery and nothing gets rid of the pain. I do have to work ,which means I cant walk around like a zombie.
As of now I am under the care of a pain management doctor. I has gotten 2 out of three sets of cervical epidural Steroid injections every 2 weeks. Only the first actually made me feel about 20% better. The only Thing he is giving me right now is Ultram 50 mg. That doesnt ease it enough to work all day. Its hard to concentrate when I am so uncomfortable. I take it 3 times a day.
What I am wondering is could I posibly cut them in half and take 1 and a half 3 times a day. This doctor is part of a group and trying to actually talk to him is almost virtually impossible. I only want to do this until I can see him next week and hopefully get him to give me something different that will give me a little more relief at work. My shoulder and neck kills me.
Please give me some advice! Right now I feel hopeless!