Posted 3/16/2012 10:37 AM (GMT -7)
So i just got my results from my Ct scan:
Right torticollis (twisted/stiff neck)....duh I knew that one
Spondylosis (degenerative osteo arthritis) of the cervical spine at C2 through T1
At C4-C5, a left paracentral (bulging) disc protrusion noted
At C5-C6, endplate spurring and a central to left paracentral disc extrusion result in mild central canal stenosis
At C6-C7, posterior endplate spurring causes mass effect upon the thecal sac
At C7-T1, there is some motion artifact noted (not sure what that means); however there does appear to be a right paracentral disc protrusion causing mass effect upon the thecal sac (membrane that surrounds the spinal cord & nerves)
So with all of this and my disectomy for a ruptured disc C6-C7 in 2006 and my herniated disc on the right at L5-S1, disc bulge on left at L4-L5 and facet arthropathy at L3 to S1 I am in soooooooooooo much pain.
Just had a few injections in my lower back that helped a little and yesterday got injections in my neck. I am hoping that helps. The pain doc added Loratab with my Percocet and now Robaxin and Voltaren for muscle spasms & arthritis pain. The painn meds help but only temporarily and I am worried that they will damage my liver.
I am just not seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I know i am whinning and my friends and family probably get sick of hearing it. So this is why I come here to vent knowing that you all understand my pain.
Does anyone have any suggestions for pain relief? I have already done chiro, massage therapy, pt, tens but don't have the money to keep going. Now I am doing light yoga which helps a little, aromatherapy, massage bar for muscle relief, light meditation and joined a pain support group.
The pain is making my depression worse as well as my moods and since I suffer from bipolar II, high anxiety and a few other mental disorders I am about to have a nervous breakdown. I see my counselor tomorrow thank god, but I just don't know what else to do.
borderline personality disorder, bi polar II, fibro, chronic pain sufferer, avoidant personality disorder, disectomy C6-C7 (2006), bulging disc C4 to T1, oseoarthritis in back L4-L5-L6, hip S1 area, deg osteo arthritis C2 to T1. Meds:lamictal 200mg,pristiq100mg,lortab5mg,percocet5mg,robaxin750mg,voltaren75mg,buspar10mg,xanax1mg and too many more to list