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... Sean, Listen to your dr and don't push it or you may end up with a failed fusion. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Jeanniebug, First let me say that I don't know if it will fuse. I was told that if a new fusion isn't fused w/i 6mo's like you said it isn't going to. But there is mixed opinions about a fusion that was broken or otherwise failed. Mine broke. It was fused fine for a number of years. So, I prefer to opt for the positive opinion. At the least, the irregular surfaces of the... (5 replies)
... urgeries failed, one completely, and have severe neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain etc. Typical failure symptoms as well as new herniation's the operating doctor failed to correct, broken hardware and many other issues. ... (7 replies)

Failed fusion?
Mar 11, 2007
... Most of us with fusions have 'stress' put on the other levels and have to have our NS watch and help fight off other herniations at different levels....... ... (8 replies)
... He is tentatively recommending further surgery for the cervical area, this time from the back or posterior. He will take more pics to verify. ... (6 replies)
... in place of it. That was April 15th 2010. I am still in an incredible amount of pain. The latest mri showed arthritis is doing a jog in the area now. I've had 2 failed injections of the cervical spine, 1 failed injection of 4 fasets. ... (2 replies)
... Emergency cervical fusion with cage Oct. ... (0 replies)
ACDF Step by Step
Feb 26, 2010
... I've had 3 cervical fusions...the last was both anterior and posterior fusion... ... (5 replies)
Failed fusion?
Mar 1, 2007
... that sounds really terrible. regarding the c5/c6 one - it doesn't seem to make sense that a disc that was fused would rupture because that level should be fused without a disc any more. If its due to non-fusion, I've heard of posterior surgeries to correct non-fusions (they do a posterior fusion instead). If you have to have even more levels done you might want to look into... (8 replies)
... the pressure on the remaining good discs which fusion does not. It will be a huge benefit to many if these work as they are designed. Hopefully even many with failed fusions will benefit. I am trying like crazy to avoid surgery but may one day have to have it done. ... (3 replies)
... I am sorry that you are in such a tramatic situation. I have had a couple of lumbar fusions that have failed and I have heard that the cervical fusions are even worse. I know at 2 wks. I still needed someone at home to help me, because the pain was too much to do anything. ... (8 replies)
... union, or failed fusions, which could then require another surgery. ... (14 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)
... Hey Hugg, Wow, a 3 level w/o any brace --- that just sounds scary to me. Like I said, after my last 2 level surgery, the doc said to just be careful and gave me no brace or collar but in the end, it failed. Not sure if that had anything to do with it because if you read some of the posts here, there are people that have had successful multi level surgeries w/o any post op... (7 replies)
... s and screws. Aside from a loss of range and motion, the spine fused and all is well. A couple of things to know. A posterior approach used to be the norm for cervical fusions. It is a more invasive procedure and the recovery time is much longer. ... (16 replies)
... I always thought that cervical fusions have a lower rate of success than lower back since the neck moves so much more.... ... (24 replies)
... If your fusion didn't take, you'd be better off with a 360* fusion and have it done from the back. More work from the front can result in an even bigger fusion that still doesn't "take". Then you have no choice but to go in from the back. As for having it go from C3 to C7, I'm C3 to T1 and it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I can still drive and do most stuff I used... (2 replies)
... he next morning and the neurosurgeon told me that he couldn't do anything for me!!!! Why did the neurosurgeon that had operated on me tell me that my fusion had failed and actually said that the 2nd donor bonor had "disintegrated" and that I wasn't fused and then the other neurosurgeon said he couldn't help me!!!! ... (2 replies)
... I don't think it has anything to do with my surgeries, except that those levels above and below fusions do appear to be deteriorating more quickly. ... (161 replies)
... I was checked till the 6mnth mark for my fusion, then told to schedule a one yr. I feel much the same, afraid to increase meds. Weeks before my fusion my pain levels changed with headaches & I went on a stronger med, still did not control the pain. Took myself off the additional meds after surgery. My PM & surgeon were thrilled but there are times I could use something more &... (6 replies)

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