Hi. My name is Amanda and I am need of help. I am not sure what to think or do next. I had cervical fusion surgery on c5/c6 in April. I am six months out and in severe pain. Some days it is down the neck and into my left arm and palm of hand and some days it is down the neck and on the right arm all the way to my pinky and ring finger and oddly enough there are days that it is in my neck and head (I get sever migraines about 3 to 4 times a week, put me to bed ones) I am still on pain medication and had to up it this past couple of weeks due to the pain getting so bad. The constant pain is in my neck. The other day I was trying to message it out but there was clicking/movement around the plate so I stopped but I did find that I think that is where the pain is stemming from. I tried to so a chiro but pain got worse and money was an issue so had to stop, I also have been through PT. I am not sure where to go. I have requested a pain management specialist and my surgeon wants me to come in on Tue. of next week. I know from recent xrays at the chiro, I am not fused yet and I don't know if this is the cause of my pain, I carry heavy things a lot and a toddler.
I am a homeschooling mommy to 3 and this is effecting my life greatly! Even my relationship with hubby! I am sorry this is so long, if you have any suggestion as to why or what to do that would be great! From what most people say they are pain free within the first couple of months so I am very concerned about this! Thank you for your help!!