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... I have been informed I need anterior cervical discetomy with fusion C5,C6,& C7 and preferably this week. I have had pain my right arm, shoulder, neck, and back, and numbness in my right hand and forearm. Also some weakness in the tricep acea. It started this summer with what I thought was a pulled shoulder muscle that would not heal. After months of being seen my... (4 replies)
... ve another question for you and all. I have increased pain in my upper back and circles around to the front of my chest. I've told you before that I have 3 level fusion with plating C5,C6,C7. I am kinda frightened about this. The pain is real... I should say extreme discomfort. ... (80 replies)
... d don't know whether this happened because of being in a collar for so long the first surgery. I am desperate for answers. The surgeon didn't say that fixing the fusion would take care of this pain but I wasn't anticipating it being so much worse. ... (80 replies)

... Neck 55, yes i have pain under my left shoulder blade, feels like a golfball under it , it sucks!! C5-C6-C7 up and coming plate sx (80 replies)
... maw maw, congrats! good to hear it is going well for you... i went to the doc last week, he said that i need the surgery asap. he said i have bone spurs and arthritus now in addition to my blown c5-c6-c7 so he wants to do the acdf now but we are still waiting till the workmens comp hearing for approval i go on tuesday so croos your fingers for me!! (80 replies)
... Ron, I started with pain in one side of the neck and down that arm. Now it is both sides of the neck and down into both shoulder blades. I had same problem about a year ago and was told it was my shoulder also. I am scheduled for ACDF c5,C6,C7 at the end of the month. Doctor told me that the nerve is pinched and both sides will hurt. This all started again about 45 days ago.... (80 replies)
... Yo Maw maw I'm two weeks outa the operation this time around. I only had a single fusion (C6/7). I have plate and 4 screws. Had bone graft taken from hip. Told that I can take collar off today. Still getting pain across shoulder blades etc if I move head too extravagantly. I drove a couple of days ago without too many problems tho wouldn't drive too far. Have had very... (22 replies)
... d feel really well. I am still wearing the hard collar as my nuerosurgeon is in a group and he is the only one to require the hard collar for four weeks and his fusion rate is better than the others, so I do not mind the hard collar. Good luck on your surgery, I would recommend it so far. ... (10 replies)
... The total time for fusion to complete is about a year. ... (22 replies)
... First, I have to excuse because of possible mistakes in my writings: english is not my first language, so... But I have same or similar problems like most of you. I was diagnosed herniated C6-C7 disc, and protrusion of C5-C6 disc less then a month ago. My terrible pains started at the end of September. The pain started in the middle of the back (I wasn't able to sleep at night... (80 replies)
... Fantastic! I need some good stories. i am going for a C5/C6 and C6/C7 ACDF and am worried. where dod have your surgery? -R (10 replies)
... Fantastic! I need some good stories. i am going for a C5/C6 and C6/C7 ACDF and am worried. where dod have your surgery? -R (10 replies)
... Ok, calling all fusion sufferers like me!!!!! ... (4 replies)
... hi there my name is cherylee i have had a spinal fusion C5/C6 i had pain in my right arm to start off with and now the pain has gone to my left arm i also have back pain inmy soulders i have become so very depressed and i cant sleep at night for the pain it has only been two weeks since the op is this normal and does this go away or is something wrong please someone... (5 replies)
... don't know how much help i can be, but i to have had c5,c6,c7fusion. i was seen by 17 different doctors. i did all the therapy, all the pain meds, the steroids, home remedies, pain just was getting worse, i finally gave into the surgery, august of 2002. now it is 2005 and i am having more problems with my neck and on top of that i am now having severe pain in the thorasic... (80 replies)
... Ron Sorry your surgery is so far down the road--that sucks! I had ACDF back in Jan on C5-C6 with my own bone and plates and screws. My work allowed me six weeks off to recover. To be honest I really didn't need that long. I felt much better after about two weeks. I will emphasize however, that everyone is different and recovery time can certainly vary. Good luck to you... (80 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)
... It worked well for about 12 years. The first fusion was done with donor bone. It was late 1989. ... (1 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)
... I'm scheduling a surgery in Jan/06 to replace discs between C5/C6 & C6/C7 and would like any help and input from experienced folk. The surgeon was going to use donor bone to replace the discs, then fuse all 3 vert's together. I would really appreciate input regarding the best type of material to use for replacing the discs, i.e., artificial, allograft, donor, etc...Also,... (1 replies)




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