I had C5-6 discectomy with plating and fusing on 6-23-08. Work injury. Had carpal release on left hand 11-13-09 and right hand 2-9-10. Test after surgery showed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, still. Surgery didn't take, supposedly. Work hardening from August of 2010 until April of 2011. Didn't work as I deteriorated. Released from First doctor April 15, as he believes my pain comes from stenosis. I take 300 mg of Lyrica per day. Tried Cymbalta, yuck! Had Injection in shoulder to rule that out.
Second opinion doctor want MRI of neck and thoracic and CT of neck.
He thinks my C4-5 and C6-7 are breaking down. Yikes! He is looking at the L1 area, also.
Anyone have any experience similar to mine? I am in central NY.