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Posted in: Chronic pain, and Neck pain.

Congenital Fusion of the Cervical Vertebrae

Started by Moggie Maggie on 04/21/2012 3:16pm

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.

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Hi I'm 43 and was born with congenital fusions of the cervical spine all my neck is fused meaning I have no discs at all it's called klippel feil syndrome and I was diagnosed back wen I was pregnant with my second child at 26 x yu can have two three or more discs fused to qualify it being klippel feil syndrome I also have a wry shirt neck my right kidney is in my pelvis and I have half a uterus if yu can relate to any of this ask yur doctor about klippel feil syndrome it's very rare and is from one or both of yur parents having a faulty gene I hope this can shed some light on your problems . I also have fibromyalgia rheumatoid arthritis secondary breast cancer in my liver and many other issues causing widespread pain everywhere but mostly in my back neck shoulders and arms my lower spine is the worst ATM I can't walk far without pain less than 5 yrds n I rely on my husband completely to help me wash and dress . Please don't read this and think tat yu will end up like me I'm sure yur doctors can help if yu are in relatively good health apart from the fusions yu were born with x


Very short neck sorry for the typo