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Harvey (@purdy)

Pain in shoulder after cervical surgery

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Mar 12 12:10pm | Replies (34)

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I wanted to respond to the above text for the pain after surgery of cervical fusion 4,5,6,7. I had surgery because I continued to fall, was losing function of 1 hand, foot and could no longer feel temperature. Didn’t have much pain until after surgery. After surgery had shoulder pain, headaches, neck pain and difficulty swallowing, the pain for 2 years was quite difficult. Now the GOOD news! After many docs I have a wonderful treatment plan. I elected Not to have a second surgery. I now get facet joint ablations in 2,3,4 every 7 months and Botox injections for my headaches, muscle spasms in shoulders, neck and mid back. I get them every 3 months and they work wonders! I do still take muscle relaxers at night and Neurontin for neuropathy. The swallowing I live with but changed diet. Don’t give up looking for a plan that works. I tried them all, tens unit, 2 years physical therapy land and pool. Everyone is different but there is a plan for you! Hang in there. I now have good quality of life. It was long process, just don’t get stuck in a plan that doesn’t work. Will be praying you find the best for you. Sending my best

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Thank you so much for your response and the good news. I’ll speak to my pain med doc immediately.

Hi. Thank you for your post. I had cervical spine fusion Nov 2019..I have titanium cage w 4 screws. The pain level is so bad in both shoulders now I was put on Morphine..which was also not good. Now I am on Oxy/Acemataphine..I cant work, need serious help. The pain wakes me up every night. I see you take muscle relaxers and Neurontin. Woukd you mind sharing what kind of muscle relaxers you take and what type of doctor I could get the botox..I will try anything to get out of pain, go to work and have my life back. Muscle relaxers seem more appropriate than pain medicine. It makes sense. Thank you for sharing with us.