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wise

775d

hi friends update on the neck situation: owie :) I have ruptured either a disc or a rheumatoid nodule that was on my c spine. the right side of my neck and face/jaw are so swollen I can't move. took oxycodone and so far that's at least helped with the pain, both from this specific incident and in general, and I've gotten a good amount of sleep. TL;DR ouch :)

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    • wise

      750d

      @luteallady I thought having this in my lumbar spine was bad, but this is a thousand times worse. it's been two months and I'm still in pain, still stiff and swollen, and still not a candidate for surgery because I'm 23

    • luteallady

      750d

      I'm going through the same thing between my C6-C7 vertebrae... the pain radiates into my left shoulder and upper back. I've been to a spine doctor and a chiropractor. I got a steroid injection in my spine but it only helped for 6 days. Chiro only helps if I go 3x/week and now I'm out of sessions. Next I'm going to a rheumatologist (to rule out an autoimmune disorder that may be exacerbating the pain) and a neurologist (to see if I'm a candidate for surgery.) It doesn't help that I have ADHD and suck at making appointments. Most doctors minimize the pain. Oxycodone doesn't even work anymore. I tried CBD and that somehow made it worse. I have a cervical pillow that helps a tiny bit. The only thing that really helps is heat and ice. Overall I am miserable.

      • wise

        750d

        @luteallady I thought having this in my lumbar spine was bad, but this is a thousand times worse. it's been two months and I'm still in pain, still stiff and swollen, and still not a candidate for surgery because I'm 23

    • Raquel226

      768d

      I'm going through something similar, I only wish I was having better luck with pain control. I hope you get better and have some relief soon!

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