Seven years ago I had a L4/5 spine fusion. I had many many tests and I still have pain in my left leg and lower back and butt. I deal with the pain and the numbness in my leg just because I have to.
I had a discogram oh, five years ago which showed I have at least three other lumbar discs which are causing me severe pain.
The newest and most recent thing is that the rear of my left shoulder has pain and numbness and my left arm goes numb from the rear of the left shoulder all the way down my arm to my left thumb and first two fingers. This is really really annoying as it tingles and goes numb and it is usually at night when this happens. I know my neck is having problems because there are times when it seems like my neck can't support my head and I get stiffness and some pain in the back of my neck and my neck cracks when I move it left or right.
My question is this, is this possibly cervical problems? I know that the rest of my back is messed up. I also found out I have slight scoliosis and even though the doctor tells me that you CAN'T HAVE PAIN IN THE THORACIC AREA, I really do get shooting pains in the middle of my back.
Anyone with any ideas about the cervical area and what I would do about it. After the lumbar surgery, I certainly don't want to have surgery ever again.
Thanks for any help.