Hi, I'm a 30 year old male, 6', 185, quite healthy aside from the neck issue. I had ostephytes that fused, and in mid-October I had an ACDF on C6/7. My neurosurgeon and the injection doc both think the pain I have, centered in the right subscapularis region, is caused by facet joints, and I've gotten the most relief from a series of 4 injections into the facets at C5/6 and C6/7, both sides. I'm now trying to recover from surgery; generally the pain is a bit worse now than before, and I have some radicular pain, which I didn't have before. One of the posts I read implied that introductory posts were required, thus this post of mine.
I'm grateful for any advice I might get from this forum, but I have to say, it's, uh, hard to navigate. The stickies are cluttered with people's personal problems, and so it's hard to sort out which posts, if any, contain the rules for postings. I assume this is because the folks using the forum are in pain and perhaps not used to online forums, but it might not be a terrible idea to make clean stickies with only the core posts. Being a mod is a hard, thankless job, of course, and I'm sure everyone is grateful for the effort they put in.