I had ACDF in Nov 2006. I had herniated disks C5-C7. Since my surgery I am in more pain, but all my test are good. I had a myelogram done this past week and the results show that there is not yet bony incorporation of the fusion blocks, there is slight grade 1 anterolisthesis of C4 upon C5 by approximately 2mm. There are anterior and posterior osteophytes at C5-C6 and C6-C7. Some mild foraminal narrowing bilaterally, left greater than right, at C4-5 related to Luschka joint hypertrophy. The doctor said that I had a bulging disk at C4-5, but he didn't fuse it because he didn't think that it was that bad and he didn't like to do more than a two level fusion. I have constant pain in my right shoulder and arm, my neck aches and I have a headache all the time. What do the test results mean? Would this cause the symptoms that I am having? I also had a nerve conduction test today and everything was normal. What can be causing all my pain? I can't live on pain pills the rest of my life. I have two small children ages 6 and 4. I am bearly able to care for them. My doctor has changed my meds 3 times because I become resistant to them. The last one was Deneral, but now he has put me on Percicet 10. So far it is doing pretty good. I just wish I could get out of pain so I don't have to take anything.
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