I had C 5-6-7 fused in 04 and cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy in 05. 05 surgery was supposed to address neck pain. Pain became much worse - stabbing, aching, burning - upper back/lower neck, mid neck. I understand that I have nerve damage, scar tissue, etc., which contributes to pain. Recently diagnosed with herniated discs at C 3-4 and C 4-5. Now also experiencing pain at base of skull (doc says due to C 3-4 herniation). I have tried opiates, lyrica, gabapentin, cymbalta. They either don't work or have adverse side effects. I am currently taking celebrex and tramadol but they are not very effective. My doctor says I have too much scar tissue to try injections for pain. Two-level disc replacement is recommended. Any advice/suggestions?