Multi level degenerative cervical disc disease; headaches
I have had 2 MRI's past yr, with DDD C4-5, C5-6 & C6-7, with mild central canal stenosis and moderate disc bulges at C5-6, C6-7...no numbness in arms anymore..been in Physical Therapy for months and was doing great until about 3 -4 weeks ago...started with severe upper neck( occiptial area) muscle spasms causing headaches...
I am seeing a pain management anesthisiologist this coming week, and want to know what anyone else has had done for such a situation.
I do not have pain in neck or numbness so do not think that Epidual injections are 1st option...what else is there that works for the tight muscles in neck that is usually caused from extened periods of looking downwards or up...
the spasms in neck are so bad some days that the neck acutally appears like the head is set on crooked...and masage..stretching, and e-stim and ice do help , but only for short while..
I need thoughts please of what to ask of the pain MD..