Congenital Fusion of the Cervical Vertebrae
After 10 years of chronic neck pain, I have been diagnosed with having congenital fusion of the cervical vertebrae (C 5/6 I think). I have been told there is nothing that can be done "it's just the way I was made". I take painkillers daily to help ease the pain, which consists of neck pain, headaches and backache. I can't find much about this condition and wonder if anyone can explain what this actually means for me... I am 40 years of age, will it get worse as I get older? What will the symptoms be? What treatment is available? All research I find it on surgical fusion, rather than congenital.