Herniated disc in neck
I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in my neck about 2 years ago. It was pressing on a nerve and my spinal cord. After months of pain meds and physical therapy I decided to have an epidural. It was the best decision I ever made, I was pain free for almost 2yrs!! About 2 weeks ago I was doing some very strenuous work, carrying and chopping wood...I have a wood burning stove as my main source of heat. I know it was stupid but often times I forget to be careful because I feel so good. At any rate that evening I developed pain in my neck and right shoulder. Over the course of the last week the pain has started radiating down my right arm, SEVERE sharp pains shooting down to my fingers. I am also having jerking like spasms in my right hand. I will be seeing my pain management doctor next week and I was wondering what anyone here has done with conditions similar to mine. I respect my doctor but I have found that people with the same medical problems are extremely helpful. I am in so much pain I would probably agree to have my right arm chopped off!! Any advice or information from anyone who has been in this situation would be extremely apprectiated!