I was operated on 2 times 2 years ago, but still probably not enough SP has been removed.
I still have pain that I would classify as primary and secondary.
Primarily I mean nerve pain, in the ES area. I would describe this as glossopharyngeal and trigeminal (2nd and 3rd branches) neuralgia. These pains range from tingling to stabbing and burning, especially in the back of my throat on the left side of me.
I would describe all other complaints as secondary. In my opinion, these are caused by the reaction of the fasciae and the tension of muscles, as well as a sloping posture. This would have to be nociceptive pain, in special places all over the body, e.g. Head, jaw, temples, neck, shoulder, lumbar region, pelvis, foot.
Because the primary pain got worse over time, I was about to take carbamazepine. I didn’t want that because of the many side effects. Instead, I tried a fairly high dose of CBD. So I took 120 mg from the Dutch company Lucovitaal as a single dose. This pain improved astonishingly significantly, so that for several months I have been taking 80-120 mg of CBD in capsules 2-3 times a day with good success. I don’t feel any side effects. At most, sometimes a somewhat queasy feeling in the stomach.
I also use THC from cannabis indica flowers.
The best strain I’ve found for my symptoms so far is Pedanios 20/1 aka LA Confidential from Aurora, Canada. Perhaps only the combination of THC and CBD is effective against the primary pain.
That also helps me against the secondary pain. I think they are the result of Primary Pain.
Movement without shaking or strong head movements also helps. Actually, only backstroke style crawl at a moderate pace works well.
I also take Wobenzym for anti-inflammatory and blood thinning, which also makes a positive contribution.
This is of course an complimentary approach that works for me to some extent and makes the pain bearable as long as I wait for the next operation.