... chance of the fusion failing or requiring a later surgery. Is yours related to DDD or a genetic predisposition? ... (6 replies)
... hand due to the disc material pressing on the nerves. I have the best ortho surgeon and trust him with my life. My first fusion went well and I have had no problems. ... (6 replies)
... he threat as they were flattening my spinal cord so these levels were the priority and I did not have any neck pain, arm problem at that time. He did the 2 level fusion on these first. ... (6 replies)
... Chuck you seem extremely knowledgeable, perhaps you can help me with my MRI results, C5-C6 left paracentral disc protrusion with annular tear is seen again and has progressed in the interval, now causing effacement of the thecal sac and mass effect upon the ventral aspect of the left hemi cord. I had a fall in July of 2008 and that is when my back issues began, I have other... (6 replies)
... T1 or 2 posterior lami with foraminotomies bilaterally and fusion with all the fun hardware. He says my ACDF is nearly completely failed and my bone is disintegrating around the hardware. ... (4 replies)
... I'd appreciate any advice about my current cervical spine issues. Are there other options besides a multi-level fusion? I see my neurosurgeon again on 6/17, & hope to have educated questions to ask him. History: At age 49 I woke with a stiff neck, found I had 60% spinal cord compression by a herniated disc, and 7/2013 had c5-c6 ACDF surgery & a Medtronic Peek implant.... (1 replies)
... I have recently gotten my mri results and I didnt entirely understand what all the doctor was saying. I need help with understanding it in normal terms if someone could help me. Below is the Impression of what the results were
Normal C-spine axis. Anterior cervical spine fusion at C5-6 with a well-contained interverbral spacer. No signs of discitis or spondylitis.
At... (4 replies)
... Please. I have had cervical fusion at C5/C6 on 10/2013. Yet I am still in pain. Neck pain and radiculopathy in left upper extremity, and now I'm seeing symptoms going into the right upper extremity. Dr. says everything is fine... Someone please help me. Also I had an EMG performed before the C5/C6 fusion that indicated the c7/c8 was causing the pain and radiculopathy.. Anyone... (8 replies)
... My prayers are with you. In February 2012 I had a Posterior Cervical Laminectomy from C3 to C7 with rods, screws and fusion from C3 to T2. ... (3 replies)
... I would say 2-3 weeks before you feel like flying back home. I just had my C5-C6 fused 4 weeks ago. My surgery pains were gone around 2 weeks post op. I could only eat soft foods and liquids for the first couple of weeks. I drank a lot slim fast in place of meals because of all the vitamins the 2 weeks. Your going to be sore the first few days after surgery. Just... (2 replies)
... sort of similar to the corpectomy but I had no fusion or plates. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I am scheduled to have this scary surgery on April 15th. I dont have any pains. I found out by mistake that my cord is being compressed by the ligament ossification and bone spurs..
I live in Europe and am flying to the States to do it, and then back to Europe. I have few questions for you all:
1. How soon after the surgery I will be able to get on a plane (10 hours... (2 replies)
... The second time, the NS told me that the first fusion put stress on the levels above and below it. The first NS had not warned me about that. ... (2 replies)
... C7 fusion in Jan. I wrote about this set back before in another post. ... (14 replies)
... I am having cervical fusion done in the c4,c5,c6 in November and Iam real nervous. I was told that the pain in my neck is due to these disc. ... (6 replies)
... I just signed up. I had my first fusion in 1992 (C5-C6) with a bone from my hip. I gained back most of my strength, except I encountered some atrophe in my right pectoral muscle and on the right side of my neck. I managed to deal with some on-going pain without medication.
My second surgery was in 2000 on C4-C5 with a cadavar bone and a titanium plate. I have much more... (2 replies)
... It's 4 weeks since my wife had an Anterior Cervical Disection and Fusion (level C4/C5) OP to relieve arm pain after an RTA in Oct 2001. She now has balance problems, i.e she cant stand with her feet together without falling over, and can't walk in a straight line putting one foot infront of the other (tightrope style). The surgeon has ordered an MRI as he thinks there may be... (10 replies)
... I am afraid if I let someone do a fusion and remove the discs, they will ignore the enlarged facet joints, which compress the nerve at the foramen and may be causing my problem. ... (17 replies)
... vicray, You ought to investigate disc replacement which is superior to fusion.
I believe there is a facility in Texas which performs the procedure. I had chronic headache and an MRI revealed multilevel DDD. Injections did not help and a chiropractic procedure did more harm than good. Oral pain killers upset my stomach. One surgical facility in Arizona recommended 2... (3 replies)
... ng in my neck and it pops in my ears.He has never heard of that.So,when the workers comp nurse came in the doctor told her something didn't.He told her that the fusion is healed and that I just need Pt. ... (6 replies)