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I am 30 years old and hurt my neck 3 years ago falling down a flight of stairs. In August 2011 I had no choice but to have an ACDF C4/C5 because I have tried pretty much everything (epidurals, physical therapy, acupuncture, Celebrex, naproxen (anti-inflammatory), Lyrica (Nerve damage medicine) with no relief. After my surgery I had nerve relief but found that I felt just as bad or possibly even worse from the arthritis but I lived with it and tried not to complain.
About a month ago I started having new nerve pain, so I went back to my surgeon and had an MRI which shows that I now have C6 herniation. I would just like to know if anyone can offer any advice or if anyone knows of any type of relief? I feel like it is now controlling my life and is a vicious cycle.
Any advice offered would be genuinely appreciated!!!

Thank you,


  • Joe241JJoe241 Posts: 185
    edited 07/20/2012 - 7:48 PM
    Hi Diane, I am kind of in the same boat as you, I hade ACDF C5-6 on July 10, 2012. I am way to early in my post surgery to offer any opinions but I have three herniated disc with stenosis and osteophytes since 2008. My neurosurgeon only wanted to do one level this time and wait an see if I will need another surgery or not. Joe
    ACDF C5-6 July 10, 2012 with plate and screws.
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