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I have recently been diagnosed with degenerative arthritis, herniated discs and retrospondylolisthesis (had to get my doc to write this down) after 3 years of pain. Pains affect my neck, shoulders, arms and have tingling and pins and needles in my neck, arms and fingers. Also suffer from constant headaches to temple and deep in the back of right side of neck. Had nerve root block injection in May 2009 and have had 6 sessions of physiotherapy which hasn't helped me at all. The physio said my neck feels like "planks of wood". Am now waiting to start acupuncture. Feel a little lost at the moment and feel that my consultant hasn't really explained these conditions and how they will affect me and that she didn't really care about me as an individual. She obviously treats so many people I am just another face. At the time of my last consultation in May the orthopaedic surgeon said if I was older she would recommend decompression and bone fusion surgery at once, but as I was only 48 wants to see if any of these therapies help me.

Feel confused and at a loss at the moment and wonder if any other members had suffered these conditions and what their prognosis' were? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards. Jan Had.:confused:
:wave::wave:[QUOTE=janhad;4008567]I have recently been diagnosed with degenerative arthritis, herniated discs and retrospondylolisthesis (had to get my doc to write this down) after 3 years of pain. Pains affect my neck, shoulders, arms and have tingling and pins and needles in my neck, arms and fingers. Also suffer from constant headaches to temple and deep in the back of right side of neck. Had nerve root block injection in May 2009 and have had 6 sessions of physiotherapy which hasn't helped me at all. The physio said my neck feels like "planks of wood". Am now waiting to start acupuncture. Feel a little lost at the moment and feel that my consultant hasn't really explained these conditions and how they will affect me and that she didn't really care about me as an individual. She obviously treats so many people I am just another face. At the time of my last consultation in May the orthopaedic surgeon said if I was older she would recommend decompression and bone fusion surgery at once, but as I was only 48 wants to see if any of these therapies help me.

Feel confused and at a loss at the moment and wonder if any other members had suffered these conditions and what their prognosis' were? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards. Jan Had.:confused:[/QUOTE]





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