... a huge deal for me to go through another surgery. The previous 5 have really taken a toll on me physically and mentally. I'm on Permanent Disability because of 4 failed surgeries and no jobs available for someone that has to frequently lie down and rest. It's very hard to hold my head up for long periods of time. ... (5 replies)
... level surgery, which I'm assuming would be a fusion, is an enormous surgery. Recovery would be a long road, and chances of a failed fusion would be relatively high. ... (6 replies)
... Just wondering if any of you that have had cervical fusion that failed what did you do about it? ... (9 replies)
... Good for you, stick with the better facilities, will save having scans redone if you get another opinion. Also, as you are dealing with a failed cervical fusion make sure you have a recent CAT scan of the c-spine - that's what proved my symptoms to be real and not in need of a facet block as the original neurosurgeon thought. Let us know what transpires - hope you're getting... (15 replies)
... My fusion failed and had to have the 360 cervical fusion. I was warned that this was terribly painful, and would really be sorry that I had it. Again, it really wasn't that bad. ... (53 replies)
... to accident where I was rear ended. I tried the conservative approach of physical therapy and epidural injections, but all failed. I was told that I had severe cervical instability. I have been in constant pain since the auto accident. My numbness and loss of strength in my arms has been improved due to surgery. ... (13 replies)
... I did have a posterior foraminotomy and fusion this year, 2 years after my ACDF. ... (9 replies)
... I your pain. I have screws loose from my two level fusion at c3-c5. I now have a cyst that is causing excruciating pain, nerve damage and muscle weakness. I have to have a laminectomy on four levels, c2-c6. I am in agony right now, can't take motrin a week before surgery and I can not sleep at all. I guess the cyst caused the screws to loosen but they don't think I was... (9 replies)
... I had a ACDF levels 4-6 and it also failed. My ortho told me I was walking around with a broken neck held together by my plate and I had to have it repaired. He did a posterior fusion levels 3-6 and I really can't tell you if I feel better or not. I guess I feel better knowing that my head won't fall off but the pain level has not decreased. I would advise you to get 2nd,... (9 replies)
... Hello FF Friends...
I had C5-7 fusion surgery w/my hip bone in'06 and it never fused. Had many bone spurs removed for 25 grand at a minimally invasive Laser Spine Institute 10 months after which helped slightly.
Now in pain from head to toe. Have had the same bad headache since Oct.05. Spurs in T-spine & lumbar show up on X-rays now.
Docs given me every anti-seizure med... (9 replies)
... all failed i allowed the dr to much power. and nothing worked. ... (9 replies)
... I doubt you will fuse at this point, after 4 years. But, I am not a doctor. I don't know how important it is for cervical to be fused. At the lower levels, I know stability is really important for safety. ... (9 replies)
... fusion, donar bone, not fused. Anyone else have the pins and needles along with numbness after a failed fusion? ... (0 replies)
... I have a question for any of you who have had a posterior cervical fusion,with wiring the vertabrae together forcing them to fuse. ... (2 replies)
... I just got done with having a full body scan using isotopes, and found I have lesions on my T12, L2, and my L5. And as for my legs. I had my C7 vertebrae break inward into my spinal cord and it damaged it, and my entire left side has never been the same since. But now that my lower lumbar is an issue my legs are actually numb and hard to control most of the time. I have had... (3 replies)
... Hi locked, Im so sorry that you are hurting! After 4 lumbar surgeries, csf leaks & dural grafting i developed chronic pain too. For years was diagnosed with failed back surgery syndrome until finally told i have adhesive arachnoiditis most likely from multiple invasive procedures, tests, surgeries & complications from surgery however my pain is bilateral. Have you seen the... (3 replies)
... Scan is showing a failed fusion. ... (0 replies)
... This is my first post so forgive me if I make a mistake, but I wanted to reply to this one. I had a 5 level posterior cervical fusion fixation laminectomy almost 4 years ago. It was a clean up job from a failed fusion 10 years prior and it completely changed my life. ... (3 replies)
... I am still not fused. She told me about a month ago to, "give the fusion more time" and get steroid shot. ... (9 replies)
... It was nice getting a reply to your message this morning to help answer my questions. You raise a good question regarding whether or not my fusion starts at C2 to C3. I am going to obtain my surgical report to find out the information. ... (2 replies)