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8 months post op

HKS RogueHHKS Rogue Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi Everyone, first post here.

Brief summary - i am 8 months post op C6/7 ACDF w/ fusion and fixation.

I have contiued neck pain, right arm pain and numbness in the small and ring finger

Had an EMG a few weeks ago and they found a pinched ulner in my right elbow, and the median nerve in both forearms is "well below the normal range", but the dr said he is not concerned about the median nerve?

My neck physically swells up at the c7/t1 level where you can tell its visually swollen.

Im on gabapentin which is helping with the pain, but not the tingling.

Have a back to back MRI tonight to check the cervical spine, and then a Brain MRI to check on a cyst that was found last december, located at the base of my skull right at the spine.

i have developed and been diagnosed occipital neuralgia as well which they are discussing nerve blocks?

im only 27, have a wife and two babies, gained probably 30 lbs and just want to get back to normal!!

anyone have any opinions?


  • I should also add most of my xrays came out fine, except one said that there is an opaque foreign object located at the t1 level, but no one seems concerned about it, does that make sense?
  • Hi Joe,

    I am not really sure how to help you except to offer you my support! I know it is rough having so much pain at such a young age.

    Let us know how your MRI went.

    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
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