Hi Normal, I am glad to hear the Savella is working for you. It has helped me too. I'm not
pain free but I have noticed an improvement.
I also have degenerative disc disease. Has an MRI been done to check the extent of
damage you have. That seems like it should be a first step and then see what course of
action should be taken. You need to be very careful of nerve impingement and careful
that you don't make matters worse. PT helps with strengthening muscles that help
support the neck and spine, but until you know the extent of degeneration you have I
would be leary. My PCP referred me to a neurosurgeon for consultation and he is the
one who scheduled the MRI. I ended up getting surgery on my lumbar area.
Every case of DDD is differant.
Good Luck. Hope you can get pain relief soon.
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative