... T1 fusion went. ... (4 replies)
... Is the broken hardware causing any symptoms? If it is, I would want a second opinion on getting it out to remove any compression the broken hardware may be causing. The alternative to the posterior revision suggested would be another anterior fusion by replacing the hardware and fusing both levels c4/5 and c5/6. If there aren't any symptoms I would want a second opinion... (5 replies)
... Hey there T66 this is some good info.
I had C4-T1 posterity & C4-C7 done last year. And I have 2 broken screws as well. Both of my surgeons have said that they prefer to leave them in there for now. Even though the T1 level failed to fuse. All other levels fused and I also had another fusion of C3/4 done early September.
Aservin, do you know by chance the manufacturer... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone,
Like with most of you it's been a long journey with neck problems and related pain. I went to multiple surgeons last year (wrote about my experience here) and got so many different answers my head was spinning. A year later I did another circuit at the recommendation of my Physiatrist.
Still got a couple of different answers, #1 said three level fusion... (4 replies)
I'm sorry about my confusion. I don't think right. I am posting the results below and can you tell me what you think? **************
There are 3 MRI's below, the 2 lumbar ones are combined in one report of the Lumbar.
Since the prior MRI from 9/13/2013, status post interval lumbar instrumentation
and fusion from L1 through L5 with... (26 replies)
... up that confirmed your fusion actually fused, right? ... (6 replies)
... related to anterior spinal fusion hardware at the C6 and C7 levels. ... (6 replies)
... Hiya Fool! Relax and wait to see the neurosurgeon. He is the expert you need to determine what you need. Getting yourself all worked up is not what you or those babies need. I had my first back surgery at 32 and it was a laminectomy of L5/S1. I was good for 20 yrs after that, but I will tell you there were still times after that when I over did it and paid for it pain wise.... (2 replies)
... If you have a herniated disc and you have been dealing with it for 15 yrs. I think it's time to get a good idea of what is wrong and then surgically fix it. I herniated L5/S1 28 yrs. ago and know what that pain is like. We tried everything from injections to therapy and it worked for a short time. Finally had a Laminectomy done and they found a piece of the disc imbedded in... (5 replies)
... ce that although I did see some relief after the first fusion, it only lasted a few years then things got worse. I don't want to be slowly turned into a 2X4 with fusion after fusion. ... (5 replies)
... I have been having headaches and neck pain for. Few months now so the surgeon who performed my most recent lumbar fusion ordered an MRI to see what was going on. I received a copy of my MRI today and hope somebody can tell me what it all means. ... (3 replies)
... c4 fusion in May of 2012 for herniated discs crushing my spinal cord. I went in at 7 am and went home at 5 PM. ... (26 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)