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I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Depends on surgery: Talk to you doctor and your pt team. If he or they are not available just do some simple stretching, heat and massage. Not knowing exactly what type of fusion was performed. You maybe real restrictions! good luck. See my other post on muscles, myofascial release therapy and acupuncture. ...Read more

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I had a neck fusion on 06-01-11 on the 5 and 6 disk, I am working in a factory, 3 days for 8hrs . Should i be doing factory work i work in grafton thats a 45 min. Drive and I do assembly work. I have been in the factory industry for 15 years i beleave i

I had a neck fusion on 06-01-11 on the 5 and 6  disk, I am working in a factory, 3 days for 8hrs . Should i be doing factory work i work in grafton thats a 45 min. Drive and I do assembly work. I have been in the factory industry for 15 years i beleave i

Honsestly : Honsestly this is a question that only can be answered by the doctor that is treating you. If you are in pain while working, then it's likely that your work may be exacerbating your previous injury. You may need a ct scan or MRI of the affected area if not already done so. You should consult your doctor before returning to work, right away by phone prior to a scheduled appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have had a neck fusion and had my right shoulder rebuilt?

What do you recommend if I have had a neck fusion and had my right shoulder rebuilt?

Neck shoulder fusion: That depends on what the recommendation is for. Staying supple and mobile is key to avoiding neck and shoulder stiffness. Daily stretches and range of motion exercises are a must. I would run them by whoever did your surgeries to see if they are safe for your diagnosis though. ...Read more

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Had neck fusion in 2009. I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain. Can't lift my head in bed either. What's wrong?

Had neck fusion in 2009.  I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain.  Can't lift my head in bed either.  What's wrong?

Depends: Many patients after spine surgery can have pain again. Usually the disc above the fusion can get herniated. Visit your doctor for a full exam and likely new imaging studies to determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Neck fusion 5 m ago on C5 6 & 7.Have pain below the fusion in different spots along my spine & shoulders . Pt not helping , what's my next move, MRI ?

Neck fusion 5 m ago on C5 6 & 7.Have pain below the fusion in different spots along my spine & shoulders . Pt not helping , what's my next move, MRI ?

Ask your Surgeon: You will need to get re-evaluated by your surgeon. He/she has to examine you to arrive at a diagnosis. A times just some bursitis can be causing your symptoms, other times there may be other issues at play. Or it can simply be normal healing. But re-imaging with xrays and MRI may be needed with continued symptoms (especially if things are not improving). If you smoke, stop immediately. ...Read more

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In march 2014 i had neck fusion with 6 screw and now i have burning from neck to elbow but hurt more when i make my arm straight. Thanks Rose?

In march 2014 i had neck fusion with 6 screw and now i have burning from neck to elbow but hurt more when i make my arm straight. Thanks Rose?

Burning: Thanks for the Information Rose. With your previous surgery, I suspect you most likely have some nerve root compression or irritation of a nerve emanating from your C-spine that innervates your Upper arm in question. Make an appt with the Dr. who did your surgery preferably and get an exam and some testing to diagnose if that is the issue, so treatment can occur. Good luck Rose. ...Read more

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I had two major surgeries, neck fusion/hip graft and back surgery. How can I prevent these severe pain every morning?

I had two major surgeries, neck fusion/hip graft and back surgery. How can I prevent these severe pain every morning?

Chronic pain: It sounds like you have chronic pain despite 2 prior spinal surgeries. Your best chance of improvement lies in aggressive conservative treatments - aggressive physical therapy, increased activity, regular exercise, smoking cessation, weight loss, improved diet. Beyond that you're facing potentially chronic treatments which, at your age, you'd like to avoid if possible, such as pain management. ...Read more