I missed it. Then again I haven't been here in like 2 months, hehe. Sorry guys, life has just been very busy and the work schedule doesn't exactly help matters (though atleast now I'm not waking up at 3:50 am, YIKES).
Overall, my pain is fairly well under control. I had a few flair ups that required methlypresnidone, but asside from that, the nucynta 75 is working extremely well and this time around I'm using a bit less and not building any tolerance. Horray!
The effects of the Radio Freq I had done seem to have had lingered. I don't have the deadening feeling I had before which dropped my pain by about 75 percent, but still my overall pain remains constanrt at roughly 1/3rd less pain and therefore much more managable with medication.
Ofcourse, I am also planning on getting more active as summer hits,so that should help the secondary pain issues from the RA.
MRI revealed disc bulge and test injections revealed RA. Radio Freq procedures have decreased the severity of pain by about 1/3rd. currently on 75 mgs of Nucynta (tapentadol) 3 time per day. Works as well as 10 mgs of hydrocodone, less addictive, no tylenol, but schedule II. Also take Alieve OFTEN, much better than Ibu.