Right now I am being told, that a nerve is being pinched, and that PT will help. Well, I keep doing the PT and it does not help, but I am getting firm abs.
The MGS tests done last year in October states mild chronic denevation and reinnervataion changes in muscles innerverted right C6 and left S1 radiculopathy.
November 2007 CT Mylogram states, that there are degenerative erosions involving the occipital condyles bilateral at C1. at C4-5 there is degeneative disc disease notes with osteophyte disc complex bilaterally with mild inmpingement of the dural sac bilaterially.
I got my service-connected disability from the VA for my back and requested to be seen by a Spine specialist. First response, you need no surgery, and now they are trying get records together to be seen by a pain speciliast.
In the mean, no matter how hard I try, it is not helping and I am miserable. Instead just taking the Diazepam just a night, I take it couple times during the day. I wake up in the middle of the night with severe back pain, take a Vicodin and hoping it would kick in.
As you can see, I am so frustrated and uncomfortable.
Thanks for the input.
Just got a phone call from Anchorage, the Nurse Practioner did the referral to a pain specialist, and I have an appoint on the 18th and on 19th for injections if needed. I am waiting on call back from the VA travel. If they are not paying for travel, I can not go.