Hi every one I'm one week member to this community and it's time for me to introduce my self. My name is Nicholas and I'm 56 years old. Four years ago due to a bad car accident,rear ended,I broke my neck and right shoulder.2011 I had multilevel C4/5,5/6,6/7 acfd surgery with titanium plate and screws.4/2011,3/2012,11/2012 and 6/2013 I had shoulder surgeries without any success. Since then I'm in constant pain 24/7. I'm on heavy pain medication,Percocet 10-325 x6,ibuprofen 800mg x3,zanaflex 4mg x3 and alternately cymbalta 60mg,Prozac 40mg,and Wellbutrin 100mg also I had 5-6x trigger point injections and 2 rounds epidural injection the last one a month ago with no significant pain relief. I also postponed a shoulder replacement surgery so my body to rest a little since it took big toll 5 surgeries in 26 months period. Recently my conditions going from bad to worst,i have pain in the neck,in my both arms and down the fingers and I'm chocking worst than I was right after the surgery,and because of all that I stopped PT,now recent MRI shows persisting disc bulge at C5/6 and at the level above the fusion,C3/4,a disc bulge with left neuroforaminal severely narrowed,the cervical curvature is reversed. I have an appointment scheduled with my neurologist for this coming week and to start all over again. I don't even want to think about another surgery on my neck but it looks like I'm heading there.Thanks for giving me the opportunity to tell my story and I wonder if there's others like me having similar problems. Nick ACDF C4/5,5/6,6/7.
2011 ACDF C 4/5/6/7.
2011 repaired sternum with fixation plate and 9 screws.
4/2011,3/2012,11/2012 and 6/2013 Rotator cuff surgeries.
1/6/2016 revision ACDF C4/5/6/7, plus fusing the level above that C 3-4.