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7525620 tn?1391621195

Frustrated and Depressed with Orthopedic Treatment

I have 3 prolapsed discs which 1 C4C5 is causing compression on the right nerve root. The injury happened in August 2013 and I am still on pain killers following Trigger point injections. I am in so much pain I can not explain with "Fizzing Numbness" from ear to ear across the back of my neck, the same feeling from my scrotum to the base of my spine and again in the base of my feet. on top of this pain and numbness in my head neck shoulders left arm left leg and both hands. Pins & Needles in my hands and Tinnitus
What do I do as the physio massaged me ten days ago and following that I had heavy pins and needles in my hands and face up into my hair to the top of my head.
My Orthopaedic Surgeon has said he doesn't need to see me again.  
I have had on a maximum of 4 hours sleep per night for as long as I can remember and last night it was ZERO
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I'm so sorry to hear about what you're going through. I know what constant pain and sleeplessness can do to you. Are you taking any meds specifically for nerve pain? Is your physio an osteopath? You might want to talk to him/her about alternative pain methods like acupuncture or reiki. Also, there are various approaches to pain self-management like the Egoscue and Feldenkrais methods.
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Time to see another Doctor.
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Im sorry your experiencing so many symptoms maybe get a second opinion on  what can be done for your neck , I have similar symptoms to you and I fully empathise I keep going to my gp complaining that I can't cope with the pain I know that in for a fight I believe I need surgery iam scared but not as scared as the pain and other problems hurt take care .
7525620 tn?1391621195
I think your right Kalvin
It's time to kick on and get a Dr that knows how to deal with this type of injury
7525620 tn?1391621195
Back to wearing my collar I'm not happy with the way this is going
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