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... Great Response littlesizzy!!! Second opinions are always good. I as well was confused with the level 2/3, C3/4 not healing?? Would a surgeon do another surgery so soon? I always heard that you have to wait at least 6 months between surgeries or longer. Even though it is normal to have adjacent levels herniate a surgeon may not re-operate, I had C4-C7 done in 2009 and my last... (11 replies)
... d C2 were not displaced, but somewhat unstable. the residual outcome from those is grating of bone on bone against my skull and associated relatively minor pain. C7 applied some compromise to my left nerve root. ... (1 replies)

... years but that he didn't have a problem going back in and doing additional fusing and it was my decision as the whether to have 2 or 3 done. With the DDD that is going on, how likely is it the I will have to have additional fusing done? ... (12 replies)
... ue with that C8 nerve space, because it had a prominent bulge and a small bone spur already growing, along with mild central canal stenosis. The idea behind not fusing it when I had surgery? ... (10 replies)
... :confused: Early this year, my neurosurgeon recommended I have a cervical spine fusion from C4-C7. At 51 years old, I thought this to be a giant surgery and began to look for alternatives. The main problem is a curve in my neck causing my spinal cord to rub up against it. Films show a spinal cord thinning in that area. I looked for alternative and really didn't find any... (13 replies)
... I had anterior cervical disk fusion on c4 in November 2002. It is not fusing I am having to wear a collar with magnets in in trying to get it to fuse. ... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone,I am a 44 yr old women,I had l4 and l5 surgery this past june for stenosis,that went real well, but...sadly I must have over compen sated for that and blew two discs in my neck c4 c5 - c6 c7,it came on sudden and furious, I went to the emergency room because of the arm pain,in 1997 I suffered a massive heart attack, which resulted in a double bypass,so that is... (5 replies)
... and C4 due to severe stenosis. ... (161 replies)
... My surgery is scheduled for 10/19. They will be fusing C2 to C4 anterior and posterior , I'm already fused from C4-C7. Apparently I am fused from T1-T3 again congenitally so they will be inserting rods from C4-T3 to hopefully keep my neck from collapsing more than it is. I'm very nervous but hoping for pain to be relieved. (161 replies)
... Hi, I posted this on the back board & was gently nudged over here because this is where the wealth of spinal cord & ACDF surgery seems to be! thanks to copy/paste, I'm reposting here & hoping for more information before my surgery next week - I'd like to get any necessary shopping done this weekend if possible, and while I've looked at the ACDF post surg list here as well... (3 replies)
... ut the first 6 weeks before he could drain it, my neurosurgeon did 3 xrays during the first 6 months and then a MRI at 8 months, he told me at 4 weeks that I was fusing and all looked good, I used donor bone rather than my own. ... (7 replies)
CT myelogram
Aug 22, 2013
... So I spoke with my surgeon yesterday and he is recommending more surgery. It will be posterior surgery, fusing c4/c5 and c7/t1. So, essentially my neck will be fused from c3 to t1. He also said that he would work on other areas that need to be "cleaned up". Is there anyone on this board who has been fused to this extent c3-t1? He said that I will be able to turn my head... (14 replies)
Is this serious?
Feb 23, 2011
... on a waiting list for PM, but there is a shortage of these doctors in my area, Jenny I guess I assumed that my neuro would have cleaned up the spurs when he was fusing C4 to C7. I know eventually I may require more surgery just trying to get a better understanding of what is going on with my neck pain. ... (6 replies)
... Dobbermann, my insurance doesn't allow the disc replacement. I wish it did. SpineAZ, I would be having my C4-C7 fused also. I find out today how well the C5-C6 is fusing. (6 replies)
ACDF on Sept. 8
Sep 30, 2008
... Greetings, Latest update, three weeks and one day since 3-level ACDF: Progress continues, and each day it gets better! First post-op visit to my neurosurgeon was last Wednesday (09/24) - he was impressed with my progress, and was confident that fusion was occurring (he took an x-ray just to be sure). He suggested that I could wear a soft collar in order to drive, but... (13 replies)
... rgeons ,ortho and nuero,and I have been given 4 different approaches to decompress my spinal cord.The anterior approach which involves the removal of 3 discs and fusing seems drastic.I'm afraid that it would cause too much strain on the discs above and below the fused area which could give me problems in the future. ... (11 replies)
... C7 and the thought of fusing that many levels at 47 just didn't make sense. ... (9 replies)
... cialist wanted me to wear it that long so I did. It has now been 5 months since the surgery. I still have to go back in November to have xrays and make sure I am fusing better than I was. ... (7 replies)
... Hi, I started lurking in this board prior to my surgery and have learned a lot. I was impressed by the support and comradeship I saw here. However, I did not feel that I had enough to contribute then, so I did not register to be a member. Now that I have gone through what some have gone through, I can share my experience. Background: I am a 40-year-old male. I... (4 replies)

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