Cervical Fusion C5, C6 & C7

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Cervical Fusion C5, C6 & C7
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  • Avatarjtriestram
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    My name is Jennifer and almost 5 years ago I had a cervical fusion surgery. Since then I have daily chronic pain. I am very active, eat well, proper weight, 47 years old. I have every 2 week MFR, dry needling, trigger point injections every 6 weeks, do yoga, chiropractic, Botox for pain, every essential oil/cream for pain you can think of and still my pain is between a 5-8 all day everyday. My surgeon has told me my fusion looks good so he has washed his hands of me. I am desperate for a way to relieve pain without having to take drugs with terrible side affects. Any suggestions of someone you know of in Michigan I could see? I cannot live the rest of my life with this pain. I have no quality of life at this point. I miss so much laying on the floor because I cannot take the pain. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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    Jennifer

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Hello Jennifer, I assume you did not have a complete workup to determine your pain generators prior to fusion and possibly some generators were missed. You might also have a pseudoarthrosis (lack of fusion). You do need a well qualified, meticulous spine surgeon to go over you and determine what hurts. I cannot give you a specific name in Michigan but I am sure there are some good ones there. Make sure they are experienced and will listen to you carefully in the office.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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