My first neck surgery to fuse 4 discs was in 2009 (anterior). I was back to work in 4 weeks & healed fairly quickly. One of the discs did not fuse so the surgeon made the brilliant decision to go thru the back of the neck & refuse it (posterior)... that was 18 months ago. The wound would not heal, it had to be bandaged up daily. When it wasn't bandaged up, it oozed & leaked profusely. I had to go back in 2 weeks after this surgery, open it up...clean it out & have a tube inserted to draw out the fluid...it was awful!! Then...after all this, I had to have plastic surgery to attempt to minimize the scar...with not much success. Well...I am in more pain now then I was before surgery. I take Percocet & nuerontin daily & it's not helping the pain. I am so frustrated I don't know where to turn. The surgeon said "I stand behind my work & there's nothing more I can do for you". Then he handed me the business card for a pain specialist. I've been seeing this doctor monthly to try to manage the pain. It's not working! If anyone can give me some advise, I would be very grateful. Can't live like this!