I am new here and my first time posting. I had a posterior cervical fusion c3-c7 with rods and screws in Sept. 08. When the sugery was done, I was in severe pain and barely walking. I had balance issues, numbness, tingling down both arms to hands. The symptoms began to improve for a about 6 months or so. I ended up losing my job 2 months after returning from surgery. I began to notice the getting worst instead of better. I think being unemployed sort of slowed the progression a little. All of my symptoms have returned and some are worst. Balance is terrible, severe headaches. I have pain and burning going down both arms to hands. When I am not in pain, I have almost no sensation in arms and legs. Legs are very numb. I can't feel my feet hit the ground. I fell down the stairs yesterday and jarred my back again. I've also had a lumbar fusion L4-L6 with cages. All of my Dr.'s refuse to give me any pain medication. If I don't have anywhere I have to go, I am ususalluy in bed with the pain and heating pad. I started at a pain clinic about a month ago. The first injection didn't work because I have too much scar tissue. The second one higher up has helped a little bit with the headache on the right. I still have it on the left. I'm going for 2 mri's tomorrow with contrast and a 3rd injedtion on Wednesday. I used to work at a Spine Ctr. I have experienced their total disregard for the patient. The majority of patients were not abusers but, everybody is paying for it now. I am very upset with my PCP's attitude after being her patient for 10 years and been through multiple very painful surgeries. We are all guilty until proven innocent. I believe that for the many posts I have seen here and myself that some of it is unnecessary suffering. Being on prozac has made the whole situation even worse I've been on my medications for years. I haven't abused drugs but have been told I have potential to abuse WTF. This post is way too long. My main reason for posting is that I am very scared at this point. I've had to start using a cane because of my balance. I don't think I have ever read a post here that anyone has been satisfied with their treatment. I am very angry now and know I will have to keep it to myself. I just can not understand why these Dr's disregard what the patient has to say. Finally, has anyone else presented with similar issues. It scares me to think where I go to from here. I work at maintaining a positive attitude. I know I will never be pain free but, the thought of suffering like this for the rest of my life honestly makes me sick. Something has to be going on, it's not my imagination.