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pain in my neck and shoulders

Hi Everyone, due to two herniated discs and some stenosis in my neck, I had a neck fusion surgery back in Oct of 13.
I have been waiting for my pain to go away as my doctor has been saying it would, but it has not. He says the pain is related to muscle spasm, but I have been going to therapy, had trigger point injections and no relief at all. My doctor insists that it is muscle spasm and I should go into steem rooms and saunas for it to go away but the summer in NJ is just like a steem room and sauna, yet I see no change in my pain. I have made an appiontment to see a pain management doctor, but I figured I post this and ask all you guys to see anyone might be familiar with what I am going through. No numbness or tingling. If I do physical work and pick up stuff it gets worse and spreads to all my upper back.
Thanks before hand


  • sandisandi Posts: 6,342
    edited 07/20/2014 - 11:54 AM
    stretches and physical therapy to help ease the muscle strain? After cervical surgery, it happens at times where the muscles and tendons tighten up . Excercise, strengthening, and physical therapy all help to ease that over time.
  • and it really is not helping. I must mention that my work is very physical and I pick heavy things up all the time, Could that be the reason that my pain is not going away? I have plenty of strength, and I can do all things, but It just hurts and even more later.
    I am just wondering that may be I should just let my body relax naturally by stopping the physical things. I have to say I am glad that this is not out of the ordinary because I was starting to think perhaps something was seriuosly wrong. Thanks again
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