But i dont know how to edit that. oh well. So for the last five years my migraines screwed me by evolving into a neuromuscular disorder, making it worse and more serious than ever before and it was already really bad to begin with. Why is it as soon as you think things cant any worse they do? You dont even think that its physically possible and thats when it happens. When the neck pain started it was strange, i just figured i must have slept wrong or pulled a muscle but it never went away and it was teaming up with my migraines and was just as painful. I first saw a physical therapist and then chiropractors, bio-feedback, i tried acupuncture and then many neurologists everyone had a different opinion about what it was and what was causing it. Bad posture was one of the biggies. I was even told once i had what was called neck migraines which made sense to me at the time.
Five years went by and i still didnt know whats causing the pain and how to treat it. As a result i apply for disability. Im 23 and i cant work or go to school im a really big burden to my parents. Finally by going online i find out the doctor i really need is a Rheumatologist. I make an appointment at my local hospital with the neck specialist. I have an mri and x-rays but all he sees is some straightening at the top of my spine which doesnt usually cause pain. So I end up at physical therapy again. He tells me i need to give it a try before any intensive procedures. It didnt work ofcourse and when i went back which was last week he referred me to get cortisone injected into my spine. Cortisone injections are serious stuff you can only get it every three months because they can fuck up your internal organs. You have to sign a paper saying your family wont sue them if you die. It was pretty funny to see in the same list of side effects like seizure and death they had hiccups. What was neat though was that i was set up to an xray machine throughout the procedur so the doctor could see precisely where he was doing the injection. For someone with a low pain tolerance it can be pretty painful but your given an IV which helps alot, most likely if your getting that type of procedure your useto pain already anyway. Its only been a week but the results ive had are phenomenal. Ive had a little bit of pain now and then but its went down from a 7-10 to a 2-4 pain scale. But it has to last three months to be worth it, so im still on a waiting period. If you dont have insurance which i dont it can be really expensive. 600-900 just for 3 months but its completely worth it so far. If you have neck pain i highly recommend this atleast as a last resort.