Hello suz1catz50, I relate to everything you are going through, it is not easy to live like this everyday, sometimes I feel like I am draining the people I love , my husband and my teenage son. I hold it in alot and it kills me. But I will not give up trying to get well..and you should not either .Find another Doctor who listens to you, and will try to find the answer. I will keep you posted on my progress with this new doctor I have, hoping that burning the nerves will work... I will keep you in my prayers.View Thread
I had a C 4-5,5-6, fusion in 2007, with titanium cage, donor bone discs. felt okay till i went back to work. I am a home care nurse, alot of bending and straining with my job. I quit last august. Doc says facet joints are now my problem. I take neurontin 800mg, flexeril 10mg, aleve 2x a day. I stopped the tramadol because was on it for 5 years, Doc says if PT does not help he will burn the nerves in my facets. I can hardly stand the pain. little sleep, I pray alot. Do not want to be addicted to narcs, I know the dangers involved. i will keep all in my prayers who deal with chronic pain. I will keep searching for answers, thanks for all the support from these discussions..View Thread
Hello, I too am suffering with cervical facet pain, I have also had little relief from steroid injections. I had a Cervical fusion in 2007-C4-5, 5-6. pain has become so unbearable at times, Doc put me on neurontin 800mg daily, flexeril 10mg. and I have stopped tramadol37.5mg. becuase i was on it for so long, it worried me. i take aleve twice a day, but still miserable. Doc says do physical therapy for a month then see about burning the nerve in facet. Will try anything at this point, I do not want to try narcotics, i know people who are addicted, so hope you are doing good ,I pray for all who are in chronic pain... I will see what the next fewweeks brings.View Thread
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