Hey everyone, im a newbie here, but glad that Ive found you! I had fusion of C5-C6-C7 posterior and lamenectomy (i know i spelled that wrong lol) thru the front. Before surgery, had the worst pain that was more like pressure in my head and jaws. it was like having a bowl inverted on my head that just got smaller and smaller. I also would get a feeling like two little men trying to push my eyeballs out of my head. then, had surgeru on Nov. 6th, 2009. I still feel the worst pain in the back of my neck where the incision is and still have head presseure that comes and goes. when i tell my neurosurgeon, he tells me that i should b feeling better and that all i should b taking at this point is tylenol. TYLENOL ? i can barely sleep without being awoken by the pain and thank god i still have some Percocet. How long is this going to last? is there a standard recovery time for this or should i b looking if theere is another problem that maybe we missed. Am very depressed, cry all the time. By the way, Im 240 lbs 6'2" strong guy who's not afraid of a little pain, but this is ridiculous!Any help anyone can give me would be very much appreciated, Im loosing my marbles!