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C6-7 Fusion
Sep 5, 2006
... Hi - I had fusion- a 2 level C4-6 in 2004 and after that I noticed no real loss of any motion, maybe a when little looking up. Recently I had a 3rd level added C6-7 and again I noticed no real loss. You may lose a little, but most people that I have heard from on board did not really impact them. As far as will other levels be affected? There is no way to predict.... (11 replies)
C6-7 Fusion
Sep 5, 2006
... I'm a little concerned about my upcoming surgery. I am supposed to have C6-7 spinal fusion. My concerns are this: How much will this limit my movement in my neck and back? Will I need to have surgery again later on in life because of surrounding disk deterioration? I am only 34 and want to be able to proceed with a normal active life with my kids. Originally the surgeon... (11 replies)
... After my c6/7 discectomy/fusion I was put into a foam neck brace which help quite a bit. Ask your doc about that. Another suggestion...I slept in a recliner, on my back, sometimes on my side and with an ice bag. The ice bag was not on my neck just as a cuddle tool. It helped to keep me cool and did keep my mind off the pain. I was in this recliner for 8 weeks. Be... (6 replies)

... Please tell your wife not to hold or pick up the baby too soon. I know that will be hard to do. I haven't had surgery yet but yesterday at work a lady came in with her baby. I held the baby on my side (hip) for a little while with my right arm. I could only hold for about a minute and my arm and neck were really hurting. That is just an ackward position on the arm and... (9 replies)
... Personally, I am still in some pain after 12 weeks but it is not the same pain as before the surgery. I had the same surgery as your wife. This is not a quick healing process I have been told. The best advise I have is not to get discouraged and give it time. Do not lift or overdo as that will set back the healing process and by all means, try not to get too discouraged. ... (9 replies)
... Great board!!! I am looking for help. My wife had fusion of C6-7 with graft and plates. Her scar is bigger and in a different locaiton than she though so this brought her down. Beyond that she still has the arm, and sholder pain that she had before due to the herniation of the disc. She had the herniation for almost two years. We put off surgery as we were trying to... (9 replies)
... I would say the possibility that the disk will get better, depends on how bad it is. I had C-5/6 and c6/7 fusion with plate on 6/30. My symptoms were similar to what you discribe only mosly on my left side. I had this pain for more than 20 years but finally got to point where I was losing strength in arm and hand. There are things you can do to relieve the pain, but I... (5 replies)
... I had alot of pain in my arms and neck,numbness in arms and fingers. I also had alot of real bad headaches in my neck so to speak. It hurt to even raise my arms up. I am 10 days post op and I feel so much better. Still can't do much but the pain now is about a level 3 compared to a level of 10+ before. Please let me know how you are doing. (5 replies)
... hope youre feeling better!!! not to rehash your c6/7 experiences, but what type of symptoms did you suffer from??? im experiencing cramps and muscle spasms in my arms. in jan 03 i had an mri and my 6/7 bulge was approx 3-4 mm. my last mri showed the bulge to be approx 2-3 mm. however back then i did not have any cramps. it feels like im going downhill with... (5 replies)
... I recently had my C6-7 fused and the scar is about 4-5" long. I'm considering having my incision lasered to make it less noticeable. I would love to hear from anyone who has had any cosmetic procedures or recommends any special products to lessen the look of the scar. (9 replies)
... I am really starting to freak out concerning my surgeon's choice of a posterior entry.......that will be my first question when I see him for pre-op app't on the 18th. My Physical therapist is also curious; & asked me today if I would mind him coming to the appointment. What a nice guy?! If I have any doubts whatsoever, I want to postpone.........can I do that so... (19 replies)
... Hello, I had c6-7 fusion 6mo. ago, using donor bone and hardware. I felt for me donor bone was best,recovery time shorter. I have done very good so far. After three weeks I was walking a mile a day, No pain Meds. So far so good. I'm a smoker. Wear that collar!!! (9 replies)
... ot the MRI. I was up to 25 lbs on the traction machine. The Neurologist recommended I stop the traction and got to Pain Management, since I was not going to have fusion with 4 bad discs. ... (13 replies)
... I had a cervical fusion C4-7 in 2006. That went well, no problem with surgery. The only thing is that I have to go back and get C3-4 and C7-T1 fused as it is pusing on my spinal cord. It is very painful with burning and radicular pain down the arms and headachs chronic. My surgeon is world renowned and has taught all over. He is located in Minneapolis, Mn and his name is... (6 replies)
... Join Date: Oct 2013 Location: Scotland Posts: 1 Scooter Bert HB User Post Re: C5/6 & C6/7 discecotomy and fusion Hi Biddlebob your story mirrors my experienceI have been treated for Arthritis for at least 15 years many things have happned it was not untill just over a year ago I complained about tingling in my fingers things changed I had an operation on my spine via... (16 replies)
... After reading posts on this board I know this is a familiar and all to common story. In December of 2007 I had a fusion of c 3-4 and c6-7. I had some relief but only for a short time. I have been back to my NS several times and have had MRI and cat scans. They took x-rays and have been assured that there is nothing wrong with my surgery and that nothing else can be done. I... (19 replies)
... that I will certainly have surgery due to the level of my pain and increasing symptoms. I have researched some and am very concerned about the anterior approach fusion as I rely on my vocal cords. I am a singer and use it in my career. ... (6 replies)
... Hi, I had the same problem 14 some years ago. The Index finger is the clue that the problem is at C5/6. The disc could have been weak then many c-fusion recipients over tax it because it is above the two rigid vert's. below. I had the surgery about a year after the C6/7 ACDF for that reason. I don't know what to tell you except: If you have donor bone then I'd go for the... (3 replies)
... So far the surgeon I have chosen has suggested 3 fusion points using cadaver bone with marrow from my hip. ... (0 replies)
... Because of the instability of the fusion I developed bone spurs which caused most of my symptoms. ... (5 replies)


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