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Spinal Cord Disorders board

Hi Bren,

I too, had surgery on C4-5. I didn't have an accident, just woke up one morning in pain. I also had my surgery very quickly. Saw the neuro on Monday and had surgery on Thursday. I also believe that it is genetic, because my mother, my sister and brother all had the same surgery, but on different levels. Just my opinion. I also had pain for many weeks after surgery (would you believe my neuro did not prescribe anything after surgery except tylenol, not even extra-strength). Anyway, it's been about six months and I am happy to report that I am pain free. Every once in a while, I will get some burning between my shoulders, but very dull pain. Motrin helps. Well, I hope you are doing better!!

Many years ago, after moving some heavy stuff around, my dad experienced very bad neck pain. Turns out two or three discs had totally disintegrated, and his c-spine had fused at those places (I can't remember if it's three or four vertebrae)! He must have wrenched things during the work he was doing. Even now, at his advanced age, he takes one or two doses of Tylenol or ibuprofen a day... and that's it! Wish I was so lucky!