I'm having problems dealing with my pain & every thing else.
I had a discectomy & fusion done about a year & 1/2 ago on c5- c6.
After about 6 months I was feeling pretty good I got rid of my pain, & for 9 months or so I felt normal.
In late October I fell forward quite hard (14 stitches in my head), a week or so later the pain started to come back. I saw my surgion, he ordered an MRI with and without contrast, it showed the decompression of my spinal cord was incomplete @ c5-c6 & c6-c7 was ruptured & beginning to cause compression,the decision was to wait for a couple months to see if it would get better or continue to worsen.
A few weeks ago another MRI, this time it showed the previous problems were getting worse and c7-t1 was rupturing. He plans to do a posterior lamenectomy with possible diskectomy & fusion @ c6-7 & c7-t1 in the next few weeks, as soon as he can a range every thing.
Right now I can barely function, I'm in constant pain pretty much my entire body, I can't take advil or tylonol any more, my stomach can't tolerate them, pretty much dilodid & flexaril is all I can take. I'm just feeling broken & getting worse every day.