This is my online journal of the struggle
to overcome neck pain which developed into a herniated disc between C5-C6 and ultimately neck surgery. I have no medical
qualifications or expertise. My intent is to personally track my own journey and in so doing, to share it with
others who are at some point in their own neck pain journey. Perhaps you will learn from my experience, or will
be able to add a comment that will in turn help others.
If you are reading this, then you probably already have
or know someone close to you who has neck or back pain. I wish you well. For me, this has definitely turned into
a marathon and not a sprint, which I originally was hoping for. Good Luck to you.
New Pillow - Let's see how it works. Well, considering I spend almost 30% lying down, I have been neglectful of making sure I
have a good pillow. I had one of those memory foam pillows, but it has absolutely no support left in it. So, I
have ordered the Cervical Linear Traction Neck pillow from Arc4Life. Visit back in a few weeks when I have had a chance to see
if it makes a difference. If you have experience with a good pillow, please post your comments below or in my visitors
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Here I am 1 year after surgery, in the Fall of 2009.
Happy days; a far cry from my pain one year earlier. Below you can view a closeup of my scar.
My scar 1 year after surgery
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My scar after neck pain surgery. Dr. Albert explained to me that access is much simpler going through
the front of the neck and eliminates cutting through any muscle which would extend recovery time. In fact, he told me
that it is possible to use a finger and push through the neck to the back of the neck or spine. Read my Blog entry about how I prevented any ugly scarring on my neck using ReJuveness silicone and scar cream. It really works!
This blog is based on actual events as I remember them. I have no medical expertise or background. Please consult your own
doctor with regard to treating a neck or back pain condition you may have. Wishing you good luck and a quick recovery!