Surgery for Neck pain with radiculopathy

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  • Atwitsend Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 114 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Vacaville, California
    02
    Nov2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Narcotics
      Improved
      Muscle relaxants, Amitriptyline,
      Not Improved
      Gabapentin,

    As a result of being in constant pain I cannot work. I cannot sit or stand for more than 30 minutes at a time. Living with chronic pain as so many of us do because we have degenerative disc disease up and down the entire spine causes in cases like mine surgery after surgery. I’ve had seven low back surgeries as well as the two on my neck. I know this is not the politically correct answer these days but narcotics and stretches are the only way I can have some functionality in my life. One of the hardest side effects I have to suffer through is depression. The depression can be just as hard if not harder to overcome each day. And then there is the anxiety that comes along with it’s good buddy depression. It is a horrible, never ending loop that has no end. I’ve tried physical therapy and regular therapy to learn to cope with all of this through meditation and even hypnotism and many other things. Meditation I believe is important, not easy but effective. I’ve tried Yoga with some relief. For the most part I can be described as a Caucasian woman in her fifties who suffers from severe chronic pain caused by degenerative disc disease and nerve damage, who suffers from depression and anxiety. That unfortunately is how I am described by many doctors. Bless the doctors who are trying to find ways to help people such as myself. All I’ve been told for the last thirty years is that I will ALWAYS have spine problems and issues that come with them. I’ve also been told that I will always need narcotics just to function. I understand why everyone is so afraid of narcotics, but please don’t take away something that works for those who don’t abuse it without first giving us a substitute that actually works. Gabapentin does NOT work at all for more people than it does help.
    At My Wits End


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  • Anonymous Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 226 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Clarksville TN
    13
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Narcotics, Muscle relaxants, Physical Therapy, Supplements,
      Not Improved
      Soft collar, Gabapentin
      Worsened
      Amitriptyline

    Always in pain I also had back surgery my whole spine started breaking down and I have Fibromyalgia


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  • Carol Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 165 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055
    09
    May2017
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Surgery
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Cortisone Injection

    My condition keeps me from enjoying life with pain in my neck,shoulders,arms, lower back. I had relief from pain after my Fusion C4-6 in spite of having damage due to Spinal Cord compression. I have Footdrop in my right foot and weakness. Then I had C6-7 fused and no problems after surgery. I have Spinal Stenosis so it's going to spread throughout my Spine. Now my back is hurting with 3 Bulging Discs and Spondylolesthesis at L5-S1. I was using a Cane a few months ago because my balance was off. I might be starting P.T., but for now I'm just taking the Tramadol.
    Some days I don't want to get out of bed . Pain just depletes you of all energy.


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  • Anonymous Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 182 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Glasgow
    19
    Mar2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Acupuncture, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline,
      Not Improved
      Soft collar, Physical Therapy, Supplements,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor

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  • Anonymous Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 185 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Los Angeles
    29
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Supplements,
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy

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  • Anonymous Neck pain with radiculopathy

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 230 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Mtpleasant
    30
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Supplements, Stretching, Muscle relaxants, Soft collar, Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection,