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Neck Pain and What to Do?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,900
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi Everyone,
I am back and would like your opinion on what to do. I have had 4 back surgeries in the past 7 years. I currently have 4 bulging disks in my neck which are the C3,C4,C5, and C6 I believe and the doctors already told me when it gets to the point I cannot take the pain anymore I will probably have surgery. So that will be my 5th. I currently in my lower twenties and don't know what I should do. I have tried everything and it seems to be a temporary fix. I know some people who have had neck surgery and some of them told me the doctor told them they need a second surgery. I understand everyone is different and the body accepts different things. I would just like to know how you all have made out with surgery or without surgery. Thanks!
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  • Welcome to spine-health. Wow, you've had a lot of surgeries in the past few years.

    Only you and your doctor can decide when it is time to do surgery on your neck. However, I would like to just point out that multi-level fusions are not easy to recover from. Please use caution and do a lot of research before having it done. I know that some doctors won't do c-spine surgery if your only symptoms are neck pain, because they can't guarantee to fix your neck pain. Typically there needs to be cord compression or nerve roots being affected to warrant surgery. I'm so sorry for your pain, and it sounds like you've been through a lot. what kind of back surgeries have you had? were you in an accident?

    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
  • I have had a spinal fusion from t3 to L2. Then another fusion from L4 - L5 S 1. I wasn't in an accident. I just developed scoliosis. Then from me moving around placed pressure on my spine. Thanks!
  • wow u r so young with many surgeries. i agree with neck of steel. u can get a lot of personal info here by reading post through out this forum. i would recomend talking to your doc and seeing if he/she would want a mri/ct test to see what shape your c spine is. good luck and i will say a prayer for u.
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