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    Old 04-15-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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    Sharp thoracic pain 12 weeks after cervical fusion

    I had a fusion at C5-6 about 12 weeks ago. For the most part, all is going pretty well, but I recently started having sharp pain in my thoracic spine, about 6-8 inches down from my neck. Prior to the sharp pain starting, I had some stiffness in that part of my back. The sharpness came on suddenly a few days ago. While I had pre-surgery pain in that general area, the quality and exact location of the pain is totally new. I never had this pain before surgery. The pain is dead-center on my spine, and is definitely not a muscle pain. I am wondering if this is a new issue, or referred pain from my neck. I am of course going to ask my doctor about it, but in the past he has not displayed the best listening skills, and I feel he has tended to minimize my symptoms. Can any of you neck issue folks chime in on this? Any thoughts on how I can get my doctor to take this seriously? Thanks for your thoughts.

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