I feel a little lame...
.So many posts that I read sound like my Dr talks and I feel now as if I don't know near enough about my own issues.
First of all let me say that it was good to find this place and read others experiences-I don't feel so unique in my own now,it's a good feeling knowing I'm not alone in this.
I've had chronic pain for many years,and been through many operations,but they were almost all on my feet.These neck and back problems are totally different.Sitting down doesn't help much,and a good nights sleep is a memory.
I was referred to PM,or rather a pain center for PM by my PCP and had my first appt. in Nov. 07, because she felt that she could not manage my pain,she told me that my pain required more than she could give me in her office.I still see her of course,but I see the PM Dr for pain meds,injections,MRI's and other things that she does not do in her office.
I've had several injections in my neck,none of them worked and one in my hip,which worked great for about 6 weeks.These are to treat DDD.
About 3 days after my last injection(neck)my shoulder started hurting really bad.I dislocated it several times and it hurt almost,not quite,but almost that bad.Now the muscles in my arm are jumping and my hand is tingling.I'm seeing a surgeon on the 26th for that,but I'm thinking that the Dr might have nicked something during the injection? I told him about this on Tuesday,but all he had to say was "yes,definitely go see the surgeon" :S
I'm going to get more familiar with the board and read more posts.There are a LOT of them to read,and I have the time.I'm on disability and I stay home most of the time.Currently I don't post on any other forums,but I love to read.I've learned so much from reading some of your posts,and some of the things I didn't understand I searched.I still have much to learn..
..Thanks to any who took the time to read what I had to say~Robin♥