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... 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)
... spital in Orlando Florida. The Neurosurgen went in thru the front of the neck, removed the 2 herniated disks, inserted bone grafts from a bone bank and fused C5, C6 and C7 with a titanium plate and 6 screws. I was in the hospital one night and released the following day. ... (16 replies)
... appreciate input regarding the best type of material to use for replacing the discs, i.e., artificial, allograft, donor, etc...Also, anyone have experience with fusing 3 vert's together? ... (1 replies)

... Hi Everyone, Its been 7 weeks since my ACDF C5-C6 and C6-C7 with Plate. I had an appointment with the surgeon today. He reviewed my X-rays and everything is in its proper place, the plate and screws look good and the bones are fusing. My incision looks good, I still have a little swelling and that will go away in time. I was relieved to hear all that. Iím released to... (12 replies)
... says this is so because the constant daily movement occurring because of the pseudoarthrosis stops once the facets are fused, thereby allowing your body to begin fusing a then still and stable segment where the PEEK is. I had never heard that until today, or if I was told that it didn't sink in. ... (7 replies)
... I'm fusing ! ... (79 replies)
... Dear Group Member: decompression & fusing C3-C4 - step one? Please consider posting my message below. I am interested in the special knowledge of your group for the newly emerging field of spinal solutions. I am trying to make decisions to save my life. Please review the summary below, designed for efficiency of the reader. I am sincere, I need the help, and I am... (5 replies)
... As the radiologist says, the thing to focus on is the impingement on your right C7 nerve. ... (8 replies)
... is a bit of natural fusing due to congenital issues but that also says there is not any stenosis or foraminal narrowing in that area... ... (21 replies)
... I read your post and this is the first time I have heard reservation on fusing two levels C5-6 and C6-7. I also had C5-6 and C-67 fused with donor bone, no plate, on 6/30/04. I am 42 yo and have done well. Wore hard Aspen collar x 4 weeks, had first x-ray, bones fused well, and collar discontinued. My NS said before surgery that the C6-7 looked worse but my complaints of... (5 replies)
... Hi Erin I have had one ACDF surgery 2 level c5/c6 c6/ c7. Had it done late Oct 06, just was told a few weeks ago I am fused, But this was after NS ckd 4th set of x rays. It was very apparant something was VERY wrong with my voice immediately after surgery. I am a sales manager and do one on one and group presentations. I also did voice overs prior to surgery for tv and... (41 replies)
... I had fusion surgery for c5/c6 and c6/c7 with donor bone, plates, screws, etc. on Feb. 23. Had my 6-week check up with x-rays. The doctor asked if I was a smoker (which I'm not). That was my first hint that I might not be healing as fast as he'd hoped. He was in such a hurry to get to his next appt., that I could barely ask any questions. Well, a week ago, I get a call... (6 replies)
... Who cares. We all just want the best chance at the best possible outcome. The other advantage of only fusing 2 levels is it buys time... ... (80 replies)
... I just wanted to mention that under no circumstances should you take any form of NSAID like ibu or aleeve or any Rx strentgh motrin at least not for the first few months post fusion surgery,as it does inhibit the bones from fusing.i was not told this unfortunetly until after i had been taking it off and on after my first surgery and the damn fusion failed.some docs do not... (22 replies)
... Well one day to go till I find out whether my neck is fusing. (3mth Follow up)I had my xrays yesterday and my follow up with the NS tomorrow. :) Cant wait! , kinda (79 replies)
... Hi Paul, Thanks for the info about your doctor. I can understand going with a conservative approach - there's a lot more information about on fusion than on ADR thats for sure, particularly in long term followup. Good luck with the 'fusing' - sounds like everythings going well so far - from what I've read I'd still say its pretty early days to be seeing signs of fusion.... (79 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)
... 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)
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Oct 2, 2008
... Mine is C5/C6 and C6/C7.... *I think*. When I first saw the Dr they said C3/C4 was minimal damage, but C4/C5 and C5/C6 to C6/C7 were progressively worse, with a herniated disk at C6/C7. He is talking of doing two during the surgery and fusing. Your recovery time is encouraging. I am worried about an extended recovery, although I know everyone is different. He is... (2 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)

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