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Second Fusion?

sherm2718ssherm2718 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
50 year old male, had fusion of C5-7 in 2003. It now feels I am back in a familiar boat. Constant pain in L shoulder. The pain can be in different spots, from along the left side of spine, to L shoulder blade, to collar bone area. I can sleep on my back for about 3 hours then the pain wakes me up and have to ice the shoulder and eat Advil. Then I can get back to sleep for another 3 hours before the pain wakes me again.
Also, two years ago, Doc diagnosed me with Rotator cuff tear, did scope and said it was just spurs and needed decompression.
Currently I even have tried a chiropractor for a few visits in an avoidance of another surgery. Any suggestions or people with similar situations. I am getting real crabby without sleep. Thanks!


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    I have no experience with your particular conditions.

    But I do understand the pain and the no sleeping for nights in a row. The no sleeping alone can be crazy making add the pain and ..yeah...crabby is a nice word for how I can become. :)

    You found a great site and someone will probably be coming along who can better relate. In the meantime there is a lot of info on this site. The search on this site might be able to take you to former posts that can be helpful to you.

    Please keep us posted on how you're doing.
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