Thank you, I am pursuing the CT scan. My surgeon constantly reiterates “your neck is fused, it’s not your neck”, frustrating.
One additional question…if the pain was facet originated, wouldn’t the facets directly below the fusion site (in my case C4-C6 ACDF) bear the brunt of the new load? (around C6-C7?) My pain management doctor did two rounds of facet injections at T3-T6 which provided no relief. Then a cervical epidural (no relief). That is roughly where my pain/stiffness is located (between shoulder blades/thoracic), but I’m wondering if the pain is stemming from directly below the fusion site and if that “maps” to my shoulder blades/rhomboid area. Thank you.