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After an accident and dislocating my right shoulder and the pain and numbness in my hand and arm has not stopped I had an MRI scan. This showed I have 4 prolapsed disc at c3-c4, c4-c5, c5-c6, c6-c7 and possible c7-c8. I have shooting pains down my arm and sometimes have pain over my scalp. I struggle to sit up and walk. I am unable to sleep in my bed with my partner as I am in soo much pain so for the past 2 months have been sleeping on the sofa. I say sleeping but I really mean insomnia. I am unable to sleep at all and spend most of the night crying from the pain. I am currently taking 3x 100mg tramadol, 1600mg daily gabapentin and 200mg sertraline (for my depression). I found out today that I am being made to go back to work or be sacked which is highly upsetting and worrying. I am currently waiting to see a spinal surgeon and have not had anything done for 3 months now (thanks to NHS). I wondered if anyone else has the same sort of pains and what you take or do to stop or control the pain? I also wanted to know what the doctor has done for you (ie, surgery, physio etc)? I am so fed up and feel like people don't believe me that the pain is that bad, the only people that do understand are the doctors. Just wish I could be fixed and better. Would really appreciate any replies. Thanks in advance.
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