Hello and Happy Holidays to all.
I'm 51 and have had a number of neck issues since my 20's that led me to fusion of C6-C7 discs in 1992 and then another fusion surgery in 2010, that time C3-C4, with metal plate screwed in for stability. I've had my pain ups and downs over the years and have tried everything from physical therapy, exercise, massage, pain meds, to psychotherapy. All has helped somewhat in varying degrees over the years. Now I find myself with debilitating chronic pain with an appointment to see a surgeon again to go over my recent MRI. I'm totally depressed at the thought of a third surgery and am ready for any and all non-traditional means of dealing with my screwed up neck. Until now I've been able to deal with it all and still work full time but it's wearing me down and I've missed a ton of work and other events and activities. So, anyone who has tried acupuncture, yoga or anything else please give me an idea as to how effective it was/is. I'm ready to go Eastern medicine (or Southern, Northern, whatever)
Thanks in advance