I saw the orthopaedist yesterday. He diagnosed “HWP C6-C7 R side” and prescribed therapy and meds. The therapy I’m quite happy about. I asked to NOT have Percocet or Vicodin (which he offered after I turned down Percocet). He prescribed me Naproxen and more Flexeril.
Believe it or not, I’ve gotten the most relief from the Naproxen! The pain doesn’t go away, but it’s not nearly as sharp or breath-taking (or in some cases “whine inducing”). And the Flexeril knocks me on my butt so I can try to sleep. I don’t STAY asleep, but I do fall asleep rather quickly (as soon as I find a comfortable spot for my right arm).
I start therapy on Wednesday at 1100. Let’s hope this works REALLY well, as I’m SO sick of this pain.