I have lived with pain for so long now. It started when I was about 28 and it has been steadily getting worse over the years.
I an now 63 and have had this neck /Back pain for 5 years of my life longer than without it, in other words for 28 years I had no bad pains. And for 35 years I have had neck/back pain which as said before is getting steadily worse despite the stronger drugs.
I have tried Chiropractors, had acupuncture, been manipulated by an osteopath, had dye put in my spine and it then X-Rayed had various MRI scans as well as Ultra sound scans. They have tried pulling my head off (at least that is what it felt like). All this has lead to two Spinal decompressions (which after a few years I am not sure they have made any difference). Also having various tests in the hospital (University side) to see the effects of my spine on my brain and reactions of my body etc. all this as well as taking numerous drugs for the pain as well.
When I have spoken to the doctors about it they say ‘Well there is not much that we can do that you have not had done. But there are breakthroughs all the time so something may turn up in the future’
Some doctors are honest (which is what I want from a doctor) and they tell it as it is ‘live with it because it isn’t going to get better’
Is it really too much to ask for, just to not have any pain.
I am now on a new regime of medication (Drugs to you and me) and I hope that it will work but the main thing being the doctor is trying to help with different drugs and if this does not work he says there are others to try.
Hope for the future
Take care all and Kindest regards