DDD C2-C7 diagnosis after L2-S1 spinal fusion
Not sure what to do now...In 2009 I had a 4 level spinal fusion w/instrumentation. Have now been diagnosed w/DDD C2-C7. Plus L1 has lost "considerable" vertebral height.(at the time of surgery, Dr. was concerned that L1 would cause issue but felt it would be too much to go to a 5 level fusion)
I have tried chiropractic, TENS, PT with zero results. I am currently on Opana, Norco Zanaflex and Ativan. I have tried Lyrica, Cymbalta, Duragesic Patch, Morphine...Better living thru chemistry-huh?
I am on total disability and really don't want another surgery but I am getting more and more frustrated with how much this is impacting ALL areas of my life. Does anyone have any suggestions on possible treatments that might relieve the pain and stiffness in my upper back?