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I had 5 surgeries in 2011  after the first three I developed sever pain in my left buttock and leg down to knee the pain got to the extent I was taking 80 mg of OXY to be able to get around and about three weeks after surgery 3 I lost all feeling in my right arm . it led my doc to send me for MRI in days I was in the hospital having a neck fusion done and epee on my back in three months I had back surgery for herniated disc's  all the x-rays show I have DDD c-4/5/6/7 I had C-3-4 were fused in surgery 4 back was surgery 5 the surgeon told me I have arthritis threw my back and neck it’s been more than a year now and 50% of the use of my right arm is back but so is the pain and its weird I have constant like bone pain in my neck I have burning tingling pain in the back of my neck with pain that shoots to my shoulder and sometimes down my arm to hand and I have headaches to the point I can’t stand noise or light which noise and light have always been a sore spot for me but this is much worse the back surgery left me in need of wearing a brace with some constant pain which to much movement irritates and makes worse but when my neck pain gets bad it seems to make my back worse  I take meloxicam for arthritis pain , Tramadol for the regular pain, and 7.5 Percocet to be able to sleep and when its bad .I can’t stay asleep for pain and legs shaking or trip to facilities .  
Am I the only person with these pains I was told that it may be fibermialja or just DDD does anyone have a thought
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I wonder what type of brace you are wearing. If any neck movement is triggering the pain then a cervico-throracic brace would be really useful. This will give support to neck and upper back.
Other than this, there may be Scalene Myofascial Pain Syndrome. When scalene muscle is the cause of pain, the pain is referred from neck to (either all or a combination of) chest, inner lining of scapula (shoulder bone), shoulder, posterior and lateral sides of the arm right up to the thumb and index finger. When this muscle shortens, this can press on brachial plexus (bundle of nerves and blood vessels in the armpit) and the subclavian artery and can compress or irritate these structures and cause symptoms such as abnormal sensation, cold extremity, spasms of pain, and lymphedema (swelling of lymph channels causing swelling of arm or leg) in the involved extremity. Treatment is by physiotherapy that involves indentifying the trigger points, and massaging them, and other exercises to relieve the muscle tension.
Pinched nerves in the neck could also be the cause. So, apart from pain killers this too would respond to some physiotherapy. Please discuss with your treating doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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I use a Aspen contour hard brace for my back have been looking for a neck brace . I definetly have to do somthing different at night when I sleep I wake up with pain thats horriable in my neck and shoulder , I think from bad movment while asleep , when I'm up I can control my movements better I still cant understand why if my back is haveing a bad day it makes my neck hurt , or neck to back and leg .
I guess im stuck on that there separate issuses .
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And thanks so much for your time and thoughts . I hit the enter by accident
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