Thank you Dr Corenman, although this is not what I wanted to hear.
Before my fusion the discs above and below were not in a good state but the surgeon felt that they weren’t bad enough to warrant fusing or putting in a device to take the pressure off. (When I asked about that he said that my insurance wouldn’t cover it.)
Are there things I can do to help myself?
I generally walk 2 miles each day to keep things working as advised by my physiotherapist, but have stopped other exercises I used to do because they seemed to be flaring up my neck and thoracic spine.
I do not have the buttock and down the leg pain every day, just occasionally. I do have other nerve pain in both legs and feet that I believe is coming from my neck compression. This has improved since I have been taking Nortriptyline.