Hello I am 25 years old and I have already had a lumbar fusion of L5 and S1. I have been having severe neck pain since I started having the back pain. It starts in the upper part of my neck and it works it self down to the bottom part right in between my shoulder blades. The pain radiates then down my arm into my thumb. It hurts really bad to sit up in a chair, espically like on a stool or in a chair with no back. I have not mentioned it to the dr that I am seeing for my lower back, becuase I am afraid to. I think he might think I am crazy. Is it possible to have something wrong with more then one part of your back? I have not had an x-rays or dignostic tests done on any part of my back except the lower.
To give you a little family history I have ddd and I also have a big family history of that and O.A. And R A. Both my grandmother's and one grandfather have had a lot of fusions, and or joint replacments and around the same age I am until now. My sister and both parents also have a strong history of bone problems.