- CASE FILE
41yrs old. Chronic neck and back pain for 17yrs. Injections, therapy, acupuncture, nerve blocks, meds, ablations. Want a real diagnosis.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
For the past 17 years I have been in and out of all different specialist offices. I’ve done multiple therapy, medications, nerve blocks, acupuncture, steroid injections, trigger point injections, ablations, multiple MRI’s. I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia 17 years ago but all treatment has failed. Nothing gets better just new symptoms that till get the same diagnosis. I am getting poked with needles now every 4 weeks for trigger point injections, facet joint injections and RFA ablation in my neck and low back. I went though a period of a migraine that lasted 6 weeks. I know can’t touch the skin on my left but cheek from the ablation in the low back. I’ve been told i am bone on bone in my neck and low back. There is no cushion left between the facet joints. I tried seeing another orthopedic and it was a surgeon this time because I am looking for something permanent and he dismissed everything I said because I am too young and no one would do surgery one me. The laser spine clinic in St. Louise had multiple procedures they could perform after their medical team looked over my MRI and then the clinic shit down. I’ve been told I have spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease along with all the arthritis yet still no help. And again why at my age. I have 2 children with very busy sports lives and it’s a struggle for me to make it through a whole event. All I want are some answers as to why there is so much arthritis in my body at such a young age. I am looking for some answers and help.