I had anterior cervical disctonmy and fusion to 3 levels 6-5-14 and I am in 1000% more pain now than before surgery.  Had MRI with and without contrast last week to see if any infection but now I have hardware the image was distorted on MRI.....wouldn't Dr have known this before sending me there?  45 min of pain $$$$.  So yesterday sent another place for CT.  I have 5 year old so can't and won't take pain meds during day.  Night time is worst pain laying down.  Lost job since always in pain..can't hide the pain when you sneeze or cough and pain shoots through neck or just the sudden shooting pain for no reason.  Help