Originally Posted by lynnchat8
The pain has gotten a lot worse since I had this done. I have taken everything I can think to help with the pain and nothing works. I can not lay on my right side at all because of the pain in my right arm.
I have an appointment with doctor Thursday so she can referr me to a neurosurgeon.
Hello lynnchat. I was just wondering. Have you ever been injured?. (years ago even).
Sounds like this neck pain you have is chronic. I've been trying lot's of meds for this but the only thing that really helps are narcotic pain meds and sometimes doctor add to it neurontin(gabapentin). On it own gabapentin is not enough but together with narcotic pain meds it helps fight this horrible pain your'e experiencing.
I don't know much how to explain MRI's finding. perhaps somebody here can help with that. You have 2 bulging disks just like I do and they're probably pressing somewhere on the nerves and causing you pain other than the osteoarthritis and therefore ibuprofen won't be enough. It's called nerve pain.
I hope you find a good doctor who will rx those type of pain meds for you.good luck to you and feel better
Please let us know how things are. thank you.