June 4, 2010 - 8:17pm #14 .weeapher
I had a 2-level ACDF in '08 and had to have a revision surgery also in '08 because the first surgery wasn't performed correctly (long story). My neck is now fused from C/3-C/7. I now have a mild central disc protrusion at T/1. Although I have been in pain since the operations, I am now experiencing an increase in my pain level. It feels different than the pain I'm normally in. In fact, it feels just like it did before my surgery when I had my herniations. I'm also having pain wrapping around my left side over my ribs into my chest. Does anyone know if the T/1 protrusion could be causing this increase in pain?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!