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My mother in law has had spondylosis for many many years and had managed her symptoms quite well, and is very active. A year ago she has what she can only describe as a 'jarring' one evening and since then she has been to and fro the docs with intense pain. It numbs her hands, tingling and intense stabbing, jarring pains, but what she can't understand is it goes into her jaw, head, ears and is so intense at times it makes her feel sick. The pain is always there but very often it will suddenly attack and she is left white as a sheet.
No painkillers she has been given from the doc have touched the sides and the really strong ones just make her dozy and 'off' which she doesn't want to be. They have given her antidepressats which she wouldn't take, she is not depressed about it, just furious no-one seems to be taking her pain seriously. She has had acupuncture but in all honesty has no faith left in the docs.
She has just recently had an MRI which the neurosurgeon took one look at and saw spondylosis and gave her medication she has already had before. She admits she was expecting something better from a specialist, and was hoping for some relief/other cause, she feels he didn't look past the spondylosis. She is not one for sitting around and still gets her jobs done in the morning but is in extreme pain at all times except in sleep, which is one relief, she can sleep for england!
What I am writing to ask is where can she go from here, I have suggested she ask for a second opinion, or possibly go private but she would like to know if the jaw pain is something else linked to Spondylosis and she has to deal with it or could it be something they are missing, what can I suggest to her? I have no experience of the problem so any suggestions from anyone would be great. She has suffered like this for a year now and I don't what I can do to help!
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