Re: Jefferson fracture
Welcome! No I don't have experience with what you are going through. However, I can comment on pain clinics. For most people they are a breath of fresh air after having the doctor run around and not making much progress. Not all of them are good though...some may only want to try you on injections, and some may start you on pain meds without doing much else in diagnosis or treatment.
They will likely review your medical records, discuss your symptoms/diagnosis/treatment, and do a mini physical exam. Often they may have more diagnostic ideas as well as a multi dimensional treatment approach. The pain clinic I'm going to has done more for me in a few months that other doctors had in years. I do hope you haven't exhausted all medication options. Actually, that is very unlikely. Many of the meds that can be helpful for nerve pain take months to properly trial. Also, not every doctor will think of every possible treatment. I hope your pain clinic appointment goes well. Best wishes.
constant head pain, fibro, and other fun!
chronic pain established in 2006