I have just recently joined this fine forum and thought it a good idea to introduce myself.
My name is Kenny I was involved in an industrial accident in 1991. I have since had 4 cervical fusions.
1. C-6 C-7 done in 1991 anterior
2. C-5 C-6 done in 1992 anterior
3. C-3 C-5 done in 2001 anterior
4. C-3 C-5 done in 2011 posterior it seems the bone graf used in 2001 did not hold.
It has been what seems like a lifetime since I have been pain free!(normal pain level is around a 5-6) Since my last surgery it is a constant 9-10. My pain managment doc has me on Lyrica. Does not work!! Norco 10/325 which I have to take 2 every 4 hours to get through the day, add in Amerix once a day for the spasms.
As it stands right now I can barely use my arm due to the pain.