... Scan is showing a failed fusion. ... (0 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)
... 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)
... old patient with gait instability and cervical spine changes consistent with stenosis. ... (11 replies)
... and will be having a 2 level cervical fusion soon. In the past few months I have been having pain on the bottom of both my heels. ... (6 replies)
... hat some people wear it for as much as 9 months, but I think it will only be about 12 weeks for me if everything goes as planned. I think having a history of a failed fusion might put us at higher risk for it again, and I know I don't want to chance it with having to have ANOTHER surgery at this level again. Good luck. ... (6 replies)
... union, and I am doing so much better now than I had been after the original surgery. It is no fun to have a failed fusion, so if you can fix this now, I would go for it. It's not living your life with the pain caused by the lack of fusion. ... (6 replies)