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Old 09-04-2014, 10:30 AM #1
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Hello All,

I'm new here. I've had this disease for many many years. Just trying to maintain pain control and sanity. I wished I could be me again. My back surgeon told me to live with the pain as long as I can. I have epidural steroid injections, getting nerve burns done which does help my lower back.

My main concern is my neck. Nothing helps. Did PT for 12 weeks, shots, nerve burns to no avail. I have headaches everyday. Nothing helps. I'm so exhausted from them and I'm about to cut my head off. I've used TENS, ice and heat. Is there anything else that might help these 'head' headaches?

Basically from C3 to C7 I have facet arthropathy, broad based disc osteopyte, bilateral spurring, blah blah.

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Hi Tracy, welcome.

Here are links to the Spinal Disorders & Back Pain and Chronic Pain forums.

I have basically the same as you—both ends of the spine. PT has helped me some in controlling/defeating the headaches—chin tucks in particular. We also do (with DW's help) daily myofascial triggerpoint therapy for same.

I get and agree the headaches are the worst, cuz they occur where we live—in our heads. If I can avoid those, I can usually cope/deal with the rest with different forms of diversion therapy.

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Hello tlindsay49,

Welcome to the NeuroTalk Support Groups.

I'm sorry you're in so much pain.
Please check out the forum links that Dr. Smith has left for you.

If you need any help navigating the forums, please just post again and someone will help you.

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It is great to have youcome and be with us. There are a great number of dear friends to listen when you are in need of ears. Please let us know how we can help you out. You will find out we are supportive and relaxing place.

Please keep us up to date on your condition. Again welcome, looking forward to seeing you around. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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