I had cervical fusion at c6/7 6 weeks ago. I had immediate nerve pain relief . I did great was was off all types of pain relievers by the 3rd post-op week. Had x-ray at 1 week post-op and was told it looked good so far. I have had a chronic burning neck pain at the fusion site now for the past two weeks. It's so bad, I went back on vicodin. I go for my x-ray and recheck in a couple of days, but this pain is getting to be unbearable even when on the pain med. Anybody else have this? Is it normal? It isn't nerve pain, it's different and localized in my neck and feels like it's coming from the fusion. Am I crazy?
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 9:55pm#1
burning neck pain after cervical fusion