Re: cervical collar causing chest and back pain
Hello, I am so sorry to read your story... I have not had any surgery at all on my neck,so cannot relate as such to what you have or are suffering. However, I do have neck problems, (Bulging discs, at various levels, straightening of the Lordosis, some narrowing and slight pressure on the spinal chord) and I was given a collar to wear earlier this year, as I was having really bad days, where I felt I just could not support my head at all... and the collar, caused me back and chest pain, I have not been able to wear it since, and this is why I am replying to your post.
As I say,because I have not had any surgery myself, I can only comment on the collar side of things. I feel desperately sorry for you, if no-one is listening to you or wants to find out what is causing it... I have spent the past 3 years,myself, trying to get some real treatment for my pain, and have been spoken to in an appalling manner by one Doctor, and on other ocassions walked out of a consulting room,not knowing where I go next... so I do know very much what you are feeling.
Remember though, it is your body, you know how you are feeling, and if you are not happy with the pain you have, please get it checked further,and although I have had this kind of pain with a collar,please don't assume it is just that. I wish you all the best, and really do hope things get better for you soon. God Bless x