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My boyfriend had an injury 4 years ago. As a result has DDD, spondolsis and multiple disc problems. 3years ago he had a cervical fusion-3 levels. It was going pretty well after surgery until after PT. During PT he got a pinched on C7. This is inoperatable due to hardware in the area. His pain is constant. The docs say he will never be able to work again. So, he has pinched nerve pain and pain all throughout his spine. Been through all the meds and PM docs with no relief. My questions is when i massage his back i can feel these knot like areas in the muscles of his back. He states those areas are very painful. What can help relieve them. He takes Percocet, Lyrica, Valium.

And to make matters worse this is a workman's comp case. I've heard about a laser spine surgery place in Florida that may help but WC won't pay for it.

Thanks for your time