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Spinal Cord Disorders board

Well I will try to make this as short and sweet as possible. Last August 2004 I had surgery to remove 3 tumors from my C-Spine. Afterwards a fusion of C4-6 was done. Probably starting sometime around April of this year I developed pain in the upper neck which leads to these throbbing headaches. The headaches usually last for maybe 20 seconds then they subside for a short time before coming back again. I mostly get these symptoms when I get up and start walking or if I stand up for any length of time. So nowadays I have to limit how much walking I do and so forth. If I go to the store I make sure I know where the nearest chairs or benches are at. When I come to work I don't get up unless I am going to the bathroom or going home.

This past October my doctory did a facet nerve rhizotomy on the C2, C3, and C4 but that hasn't helped make things any better for me. I am taking prescription Demerol pills which do nothing for my either so I really don't take those now. Pretty much at a dead end now. There is one last hope for me because I am an american working in Japan with the U.S. Military I am going to go to the local Japanese hospital which I have heard nothing but good things about and see if they can do anything for me. I don't know how much longer I can deal with this since it is affecting my work and my daily life overall.

If anyone else has had anything like this as far as the fusion in that area and pain associated with it I would be glad to hear from you.

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