I have had left neck, shoulder, clavicle and arm pain with some numbness in the outer part of my hand, dizziness and loss of balance when moving neck in certain ways. I have been through corticosteroid injections (which plays havoc with diabetes), physio - they will only give you 6 sessions in my hospital. I have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis with 6 of the vertabrae involved, and arthritis in my neck.
The MRI scan was done in one position only, not turned. The specialist says it is not bad enough to operate on. How bad does it have to be? I have problems with various painkillers, causing breathing and heart rate diffs. Also vomiting and extreme exhaustion with codeine, and paracetamol does not touch it. Am currently on tramadol but this too causes nausea and vomitting and I cannot function.
Pacing the flat and vomiting at just after midnight because of the pain in my view is pretty bad! So, any ideas to manage the pain would be welcome! EXCEPT hypnotherapy and acupuncture! Cannot do these because of religious beliefs. DESPARATE and having thoughts of suicide!