In 2006 /2007 i started getting severe neck pain that shoots down my left arm & hand with numb /tingling fingers. 2008 i had c6/7 anterior cervical discectomy & fusion. after the operation things was great for about 2 months then the pain returned, the numbness & tingling came back. after many attempts to contact the surgeon my GP sent me to another orthopaedic spine surgeon, he sent me for a MRI scan. The scan showed that the cage (graft) that was placed between my c6/c7 had fallen into my c7 vertebra. After two more years of agony another surgery (posterior instrumented fusion C6/7 + left C7 neuroforaminotomy) after waking the pain was so intense. my surgeon believed that some of the progenix plus had gotten onto my nerve & it should ease. two more years of chronic severe pain another operation. apparently the bone that the surgeon had so carefully ground down had grown back & was pushing on the nerve. The opp was done straight down the second opps scar he removed the bit of bone & he also removed all of the rods & screws as all the scans & ex-rays showed that there was good fusion between C6/C7 . Its now 6 months since that opp the pain is still there plus i now get really bad head aches almost daily. The muscles at the back of my neck are so hard & tight all of the time, my arm aches all of the time ( i would give anything to go back to the way i was before the first surgery). I dont know wot to do im depressed & scared i might do something stupid on one of the many lonely long sleepless nights. I am starting to think that its the cage that is still rattling around in my C7 vertebra that is causing all of my pain. My life is falling apart i live in a pill bottle, if i do sleep i wake up to pain. The pain is the last thing i feel when i fall asleep & the first thing i feel when i wake up. i am so lucky i have a very understanding wife other wise i think i WOULD have taken my own life long ago. i realy dont know how much longer i can this pain. If any one has any advice or tips on how to manage my pain please please let me know.