all started about a year ago with simple neck pain it was like a burning pain, i figured it must be from poor posture from sitting infront of a computer all day, i went to the doctor he gave me some naproxen, didnt help, tried to fix my posture to see if that would help, that only made my back very sore and ever since then i have been having EXCRUCIATING burning neck/back/shoulder pain for over a year it is so intense i really feel like im being burned and in the worst imaginable pain. I cannot tell if the pain is deep or on the surface its so bad and if i press it doesnt make it worse it sometimes feels like my skin is also burning. I have been on so many meds its crazy and so many tests nothing is helping and i cannot take it much longer. I cannot even sit anymore for more than 15 minutes witout being in so much pain. Try lasting even a day without being able to sit and rest. Even if i lay flat the burning in my neck/shoulders will occcur/worsen. Im at the end of my rope and its not getting any better and i cannot do anything anymore, i cannot sit/read/look down/watch tv/anything physical really its pathetic and depressing. I used to work with computers all day and thats all i really liked to do for work and now i cannot work because of the pain i cannot even sit on a computer. Its been a year of only getting worse despite trying everything to "help". I really cannot go on much longer with this. My doctor doesnt even know whats wrong he just says he thinks its muscoskeltal. Here is everything i have tried/am trying:
Diclofenac 50mg 3x day
Percs 5mg 3x day (was on 5x a day but within the last week i have slowly reduced it do to it not seeming to do anything any more)
Other things tried:
Physiotherapy 3x different ones
Had blood work/Bone scan/Xray/Nerve conduction test(only showed some irregularities but didnt say why it would have anything to do with the pain) and am about to get an MRI done.
The psychical therapy gave me stretching exercises like neck side to side rotation/shoulder rolls/shrugs and such but there only seem to make it worse it hurts to even roll my shoulders/shrug now.
In the last week its only been getting worse. I have been told theres nothing else much to do for me. I live in Canada so i cannot just go to another doctor. Im so trapped and getting more depressed as time goes by. Im about to give up for good. This is really a last ditch effort for some ideas. Please if anyone can help. This is the worst pain i can ever imagine since it just doesnt week its just constant. My body is so tired and so am i.:(
I just noticed this forum and i created another thread in the other you can delete the other if you like this forum seems like a better fit.