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Pain in neck & shoulder's

pstoneppstone Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I have had cervical fusion C5 C6 C7 in Jan 2007 with cage. For the last 2 month's I have been in so much pain radiating across my shoulder like it is coming from bottom of my neck. I have had 4 Trigger Point Shots but has not helped. Has anyone else had any problems with there fusion like this? I am afraid my hardware has gone bad :(. I am calling a neurosurgeon next week for an appt to get it checked out. I have heard its only good for 5 yrs ummm


  • I have never heard of hardware going bad.... But I have heard that having a fusion weakens the levels above and below the fusion. Maybe you are having a problem with another level? C4-5 causes a lot of shoulder pain. Let us know what the surgeon says.
    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
  • Neck pain is very common. sitting at one place continuously and doing work is sometimes the reason for neck pain. This is really very painful but concern your doctor they will suggest you better solution on neck pain.
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