Hello to my fellow sufferers. I am a 55 y/o man that has a C3 to C7 fusion and the pain is getting unbearable again. I have a spinal stimulator implanted but it doesn't help because the scar tissue in my neck prevents the electrodes from going up far enough to block the cervical spine pain. I take 400 mg a day of MS Contin and up to 12 mg a day of Dilaudid in pill form. I do not get much relief from the MS Contin and the 4 mg dose of Dilaudid doesn't do much at all either. I am trying to find a drug that I can ask my pain Doc for that will actually work! I have a deep ache at C-7 and shooting pain down my right arm. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.