I am almost 5 months into recovery of cervical fusion,to which I am starting to have problems with my arms.Arm pain and right hand has gone numb. I saw the neuro today to go over my lower back MRI due to constant back pain for the last few months and have learned my l4 and l5 disc have totally collapsed. He said it was bone on bone. For this I am having epidural injections and he is sending me to a phsyiatrist for PT. He also ordered EMG for my arms and a MRI of neck. I just want to cry and feel like giving up. I have had 6 surgeries and do not know how much more I can take. I am not happy with my pain doctor, he all the sudden wants me to take 1 vicodin a day for the pain and this is not working for me. I had been taking 3 per day and this only made the pain barely tolerable. I feel so helpless right now, I guess I am just feeling sorry for myself at the moment but jeez I just need a break from all this!!! It stinks to be a spiney!!!