I have been in pain management for over eight years. Moved from NJ to SC and was lucky enough to find a pain management doctor to continue my treatment. Had my third set of MRIs (since it’s been a few years) . I won’t go into details, but focusing on cervical spine, I have issues at every level, arthritis, herniations, bulges, bone spurs, spinal narrowing. Nerve impingement . My pain doctor ordered the MRIs to take a look before doing additional injections or see if I was a candidate for surgery. Well got back from surgeon and was told I am not a candidate. He recognized all my areas and the pain, but stated I would require a total fusion of entire cervical spine and I would probably still have pain. It would help with nerve impingement but I still have strength in arms and hands., so that is 5 years off. I didn’t want surgery but I guess I am disappointed there is not a surgery to stop this agonizing pain. I have the same issues in lumbar and thoracic. The surgeon recommended continued pain management. At least I am validated, but my pain is so bad.
Just venting and wondering if anyone deals with the same.