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Where is this neck pain coming from??

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,208
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I'm being treated for lumbar spine problems, settling on the final details of a discectomy at L5 S1. However, for almost a month now I have pain and stiffness in my neck. The pain seems to run along the side of my cervical spine, radiating into the side of my neck and into my shoulder (right side..opposite side from my back pain). Does anyone have any ideas about what might be causing this? I'm starting to worry that maybe there are disk problems in my cervical spine as well. Thanks for any help you could give.


  • I can't say that it is the same for you as it was for me but I had awful pain in my neck in the beginning. I could hardly hold my head up on my shoulders. When I had surgery on my lower back I was certain that my neck would be next. When I spoke to my doc about it he said that lots of times when you get one area straightened out, the other area goes away also. He was right. I have had no neck pain since I have been seeing this doc and getting treatment for my low back. Hope that helps. Good luck and keep us posted.
  • Thanks for your reply, I'm hoping the same will happen with me. I'll keep you posted..
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