I have never joined one of these medical discussion groups or anything. However, in 1996 I was in an MVA and was told I dislocated my left shoulder, and had 7 bulging discs throughout my spine. Ended up having 2 left shoulder surgeries, one in 2000 and one in 2004. Same symptoms continued,migraine headaches, pain in the neck, pain in left shoulder,arm,and hand. Numbness in fingers on left hand, half of my left foot would go numb from time to time and could last for days on end, saw multiple doctors. In 2008 saw a military doctor at Ft Lewis in Washington, and he asked me if I ever hurt my neck, and I told him about the accident and surgeries. He suggested I get an xray and/or mri, which I ended up getting both because the doctor who look at the xray did not like the way it looked. MRI showed, herniated discs at c5, c6, and c7, the nerve at c5 and c6 was being compressed, spinal cord was being compressed, loss of fluid, narrowing of space. Tried PT for a while, military docs and PT...if you are not in military yourself..they kick your a**!...:) ..It did not work though, ended up making me worse. In January 2009, I had Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion of metal plate and screws, at c5,c6,c7. I had some post op pain for about two or three weeks, than woke up one morning and was completely pain free for the first time in years. The next day I had to help my father in law's father back into bed, (he had altheimers,and was bedridden, had fallen out of bed). After that the pain started right back up again. Same exact pain, same exact spots. My neurosurgeon, sent me in for a new MRI, which he looked at and told me nothing went wrong as far as he could see. ...but here I am 2 months after that and the pain or numbness has not gotten any better. I decided to go and get a copy of the radiology report myself, and it states ::""There is seen on sagittal images that the disc on the left at c6-c7 appears to extend into the neural foramen. On axial images some narrowing of the left neural foramen is confirmed but it is difficult to tell on those images if it is actual disc versus spurring. The degree of left foraminal narrowing is moderate.""" My question here is, does that mean either he didnt fix everything or the possibility of me hurting it when helping my father in law's father back in bed? And should I discuss it further with my neurosurgeon? Should I find another doctor? I am asking , please let me know, after 13 years at age 32 I am ready to get rid of this pain for once and for all. I am sick of living in pain, on pain meds, muscle relaxers. I just want to fix it once and for all. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!