I went to an orthopedist yesterday and he did more x-rays. He says that my pain is coming from the spondy which is causing my disk to bulge and also causing decreased disk space which in turn is causing less room for the nerves exiting the spine. The spondy is moving when I change positions, according to the x-rays, but not "alot".
He is sending me for nerve blocks, a series of three. An anestheseolist is going to do this. Is that a Pain Management doctor?? He did mention surgery as a last resort.
I think it hurts more at night because I get stiff and everytime I move it's very bad.
I'm taking vicodin which is not helping, he said that my regular doctor would deal with the meds. (geesh). I am taking Lyraca also, it helps some.
Thank you clover for letting me know about your spondy, I'm reading that its rare as only 5% of the population have it.