... In general fusion surgery is quite successful. ... (1 replies)
... C6 Interval operative changes of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion are noted. There is a residual osteophyte, greater to the left, which is minimally improved since the prior exam. ... (3 replies)
... I am a 46 year old healthy female (aside from my neck).
In 2011, I underwent an MRI, proceded with an ACFD at C5-6 and 6-7.
In 2015, I underwent another MRI.
I presently have left arm pain, mild in the bicep, pretty severe in the ulnar, esp when I bend my elbow or carry my dog, or handbag or type for long periods of time. This seems to be worsening slowly. My left... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone, Im new to this forum so bare with me please. I had a C4 C5 C5 C6 operation in October 2011 ther surgoen trimmed away the protruding disc. ... (0 replies)
... Hello been a while since I've been here ,visited other boards and this by far the best. I will be having fusion at C6 Thru T1. ... (0 replies)
... That is a good question . I want to know if the did the other surgeries too.
Keep us updated on your progress . Hope you have a pain free night
I will be going for pre op orientation on Wednesday. Doc want to move up the surgery date since I am having some bladder control issues.
2002 fusion C4 / C5 with hardware
lots of scar tissue from previous surgery and... (5 replies)
... Wow you are really young to have had all of the problems with your spine,where you in a bad car wreck ? are you researching these surgeons. It seems you've had a lot of failures with your surgeries . I am facing a possible fusion at C2 /C3 .I had a fusion in 2002 of C4/C5 . I did very well ,didn't even have a noticeable scar, but at the time I had one of the best orthopedist... (5 replies)
... Hi! This is my first post, surprisingly.. I probably should have done this a long time ago.
Here's my situation-
Starting in 2008 (age 28), I had an artificial disc replacement at c5-6 level to treat a herniated disc with cord encroachment. Every year for the next four years I had 4 surgeries. Now, 2.5 years after my last surgery (age 35), I'm looking at a 6th. This one... (5 replies)
... I went to see an orthopedic spine surgeon who agreed with my neurosurgeon that I need surgery. He originally wanted to do a C3 - C4 ACDF. But I asked him about the C5 - C6 area on the MRI (taking advice from chuckstr to ask) as it looked compressed on the sagittal image. He said it might be a good idea to do that area also. If he did this he would do a posterior cervical... (9 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'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)
... 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)