I am a 50 yr old black male. I have for the last 9 years been in pain and dealing with Bi-lateral carpal tunnel, a Cervical Fusion (@ C5-C6), and lower back pain. I still have numbness and tingling in both left and right arms and hands. Even after having the fusion done. I then have the release done on my right hand, but the pain never left. I started having problems on my left-side after the fusion. I complained only to hear, well you do have problems at your C6-C7. I went to the VA hospital being a veteran because i could not get financial help outside, after losing my job, not even from the doctor that did the fusion. At the VA they did a nerve block(temporary), and Myelogram. I think back to the beginning, when i was told that things would get better for me after the fusion. But I'm still constantly dealing with pain, and the only thing, I am being told now, is pain management and medicine. I was told in the beginning my C4-C5, C5-C5, C6-C7. I am too scared to let anyone get near doing surgery again. Can anyone talk to me about this troubling ordeal. I think I have heard all the story lines so far.