Welcome to the boards!...
Are they going to still do the MRI's on your neck and back? Usually they never accept a firm diagnosis of disc issues with just an x-ray as it doesn't show things like an MRI does.
80% of spine issues will be able to be resolved without having surgery...
So I hope they follow through on this so you can be treated accordingly. That is good that this PM Dr. is helping you with medication...
As I'm sure you have read on here....treating actual spine issues takes a really good comprehensive program.
Including things like:
And then with many disc issues...a nerve pain medication can help a lot as the Percocet is just meant to "dull" the pain and the baclofen is a muscle relaxer.
So hopefully they will continue to truly diagnose what is going on and make sure surgery is not an option and then work with you on a plan in addition to the medication...
Glad you joined us:) We can all certainly empathize with living with chronic pain!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006