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I am a 43 yr old woman, i lead an active lifestyle being a mum and a community nurse. 14 mnths ago i had unbearable pain in my neck, head, shoulder and mailnly right arm. My gp diagnosed a trapped nerve and gave me painkillers I had 3 weeks off work and had no follow up, x rays or physio. Sibce then I have had a delicate neck lol!...any reaching up, stretching, computer work or carrying bags caused me pain. Then 6 weeks ago i had a recurrance of the neck, head arm pain and it hasnt got better...it is unbearable most of the time. This time my gp refferred me to n orthopeadic clinic and the x ray showed \"spurs\" and narroed disc space....i have been told i have c/s. Night times are unbearable...i have tolie flat with 1 pillow and get max 2 hrs sleep at a time. my hands, mostly right hand and forearm abecome numb col tingling and painful and the headaches are so bad that I cannot bear noise or light or anyone next to me even my daughter sat next to me wriggling about as kids do on the sofa is unbearable i am awaiting an Mri scan and have started phsio. I take diclofenic, tramadol, gabapentin and diazepam....none of whicj is working. i know something is trapped in my cervical spine and wish i could have some surgery or manipulation t release it as it were. To make matters worse my employers keep asking me when am I coming back to work....I can not do a weeks shopping at Asda alone at the moment....and have been dropping things from my right hand involuntary.
Has anyone else here had surgey or injections to help...and how long will this last?...no one seems to be able to tell me any of this
Hoping you all get good pain relief and keep well.
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