So. Once again my GP referred me to the pain clinic for my neck painOnce agagain, they did touch me, told me they are wanting to do trigger point injections. I argued that this is not muscle but cervical in my neck (3 car accidents /whiplash and I was diagnosed 12 years ago with spondylosis.) I haven't had an xray since 2006 and the pain has gotten to the point that the merest vibration /jiggle (ie washing machine spinning) puts me into a flare.
Pain clinic doctor was disinterested. Told me I'm not going to get an mri and that if there was a problem I would be weak (obviously she missed me coming in on my walking sticks and shaking due to pain and weakness). I argued that they want t so this steroid inject without actually knowing (or wanting to know!) what the issue is. But apparently that doesn't matter!
The pain in my neck has gotten to the point that the 20 mins drive to the hospital on Monday had left me in a flare due to the vibration in the car. A wheelchair is out due to the same issue HHell, walking hurts my neck!
So I sent a letter to y GP expressing all of the above and asking for some help as the pain clinic is not the solution!
Getting the steroid injection on Monday. This will be interesting when they ask me where it hurts and I show then the bony hump on my neck /back. Very frustrating! j