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Hello, an old recurring neck issue has started up again for me. It reoccured in July and has been gradually getting worse. I'ts my back and all down my right arm and hand. A couple of weeks ago it got so bad I did not sleep at all for four nights in a row. It has settled a bit but have only had a couple of hours the last two nights.
I've had an MRI and am being referred to a surgeon. The main problem area is c6/c7. The disk has degenerated and the bone has grown so the opening for the nerve has got smaller. My chiropractor explained this to me from the report. GP just said it was a disk problem and didn't seem to have read the report properly. I have booked my appt with the surgeon but the earliest (only) appt available was in January.
GP initially gave me naproxin, but as it wasn't helping he then gave me amitriptyline. This didn't help the pain either so I went back and the nurse prescribed co-codomal. Nothing really seems to be touching the pain.
In the last few days my right hand has stopped functioning properly. can't control it very well - hard to type with. Am trying to avoid using it as it hurts when i do.
Am I right to be worried or is this all temporary and should I wait for the appt in January? Is there any point seeing a Chiropractor? Am I just being a wimp about the pain? When I try to explain how bad it is to the GP and nurse they just seemed uninterested. Should I ask to be signed off from work as commuting and having to sit at a desk seems to make it worse?
Sorry for all the questions - I think I am getting into a bit of a state mentally. Any opinions welcome.
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