Daily head pain for 9 months. Is this normal with cs

Posted , 3 users are following.

Hi

I have daily pain at the back of my head sometimes radiating towards the front. Had mri results back about a month ago which showed bulging disc at c6/7 and multi level disc degeneration. The dr and physio doesn't know why I'm having head pain as in theory pain should be going down not up. Having course of accupuncture at moment which is doing nothing. Dr is taking me of gabepentin as it only works temporarily before I have to increase dosage. Anyway, I would like to know if this is normal? Should I be pressing them for more specialist advice. Only saw neurologist once and then simply received a letter to say disc problem start with pain relief and physio and if not successful referral to spinal surgeon. The thought of surgery is scary but so is the prospect of living like this

0 likes, 10 replies

Report / Delete

10 Replies

  • Posted

    I was given traction this week,iv been getting headaches and a numb scalp,no MRI for me yet as I had to beg doctor to give me an X-ray. The traction helped and you can buy them for around £25 off eBay. The physio said it would help me a lot. Iv also been having lazer and ultra sound which help x
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi rachd123 I to have the same problem of pain in the back of my head I sometimes self medicate as well as my normal medication but I found something as simple as one of the toys you can buy that goes in the microwave sometimes helps to ease it you could also try meditation as they said it would help me (did"nt help) they said mind was to busy but it helped some of the others that was there I have also found that when you are sitting try to have your head supported as that might help https://patient.info/forums/graphics/icons/emoticons/rolleyes.gif
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Thanks for your comments. I tried my sons microwaveable toy last night. Smelt awful but didn't feel too bad today so never know. Just started getting pains in my arms as well tho! Not had that before! Head pain started first 9 mths ago and sciatica 3 mths ago although that's on and off. Came on after accupuncture last wed so I will have to speak to physio about it tomorrow x x
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi rachd123 gad you tried it I use the lavender one it smells better (granddaughters) I also take anadin liquifast and that some times works for me as well they told me that might happen when I had acupuncture but that did not do anything for me the thing I have found to help is be positive and upbeat I know it is hard some days but if you don't the pain seems to get worse (or is it just me) a few of my friends who I met at pain management clinic have said that too ask your gp before you self medicate as my gp knows I do and also my consultant also knows good luck with your physio rolleyes http://www.patien
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi getting myself ready for Monday as I am going for the facet injection back and hips and hoping it is not to bad. had injections in neck and head now for the back and so making the most of the weekend (as best I can) if it gives some relief it will be worth smile
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Did you get any relief from the neck injections? I haven't been offered anything. Got appt with my gp Monday 17th to go through my options for pain relief. According to him the site of my herniated disc and pinched nerve should mean I'm in no pain. I wish! Thinking of pushing for referral to pain clinic. Neuro had already discharged me. Good luck for Monday
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi rachD123 no relief from neck injections just made my head numb like it feels when you go to the dentist! try your gp for pain clinic he might be able to help you better to get an appointment no one says they are in pain for something to say we would prefer not to be but the way I am feeling tonight I would go now for injections but never mind it will come round soon enough rolleyes
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi every one well been for facet injections today went at 12 45 got back home @ 6 oclock just hope it will work they told me it will get worse before it gets better!!! if it does not get a little bit better even will not do it again was painful don't know what was worse pain I already have or the "injections" frown sad they said it lasts for 3 months "need to be that far apart to recover!! confused
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up