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C2 to T3 Fision

Having difficult time weaning off collar and find it extremely painful to sleep without collar. I have extreme pain above C2 while sleeping. Have to put collar on 3 to 5 days a week or I'm in extreme pain. Also extreme arm and hand pain while sleeping, which again requires a collar to sleep. Does anyone else with a C2 to T3 fusion have this problem.


  • I had my surgery in March 2012 and required Months to heal as a result of having addisons disease, which is the major cause of my spinal problems. I have been on steroids for 57 years to treat Addison' s.
  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    Hey Jack C,
    I had the same fusion, posterior only at the beginning of April. I really just started to feel normal again the past few weeks.
    I really didn't have a lot of pain post-op except I did have some burning type pain across the upper back/ shoulder blade area.
    My issues stem from severe OA that effects not only my spine but almost every joint in my body.
    Feel free to PM me about any other questions you may have.
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