Posted , 16 users are following.
After two years of testing and treatments, I've finally been given a diagnosis. Cervical Spondylosis. I have 3 bulging discs, and bone spurs. I have tried almost everything in the book at this point. Medications (anti inflammatory, pain, muscle relaxers), physical therapy, cortisone injections, compressors, home remedies, etc. Nothing has helped me, and I am really wanting to get a surgery, as I think it's my best option at this point. I've been to several different specialists, and all have refused for different reasons. "You're too young", " you haven't tried literally everything yet" "your nerves aren't messed up enough", etc. In summary, I've basically been told my doctors, "you're screwed, sorry, but here are some referrals for possible temporary fixes that'll cost you even more money". I feel so lost. I'm in constant pain. There are times when I drive that I can't even turn my head to check my blind spot. I can't work to the best of my ability anymore, and am having to cut down a lot of my physical responsibilities at work. Because of that, I have to find a job that would still hire me despite these issues. Doctors don't seem to want to truly help me with this. I don't know where to turn. Does anyone have any advice with this? I really don't want to be living with this 40+ years into the future...
0 likes, 24 replies