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... Hi!!! I have several problems with my cervical spine. About 2 1/2 yrs ago I had a Partial Discectomy/laminectomy of C6-C7. Unfortunately, the laminectomy made my spine unstable and when I hit my head hard, the two vertebrae collapsed on each other and are now rubbing together, the disc was shot and resulted with 6mm disc material compressing the spinal column. I am... (2 replies)
... C7, done in 1996 and didn't even know the fusion didn't work until new MRI's were done last week. The doctor that read the 1997 MRI's, never bothered to let me know. ... (3 replies)
... It didn't help for myself either. I'm in serious pain all the time. All the doctors do is put me on muscle relaxants. Gee go to sleep constantly or always in a fog. I have C-1 fused to the base of my scull. C-2 fused with C-3 and c-5 and C-6 fused together. The doctors tell me no surgery can be performed because it is fused together to tightly. I wish I could help you. I... (6 replies)

... Dee, consider consulting Dr. Jho in Pittsburgh as one possibility. You can send his office a copy of your MRI films and he will review them, give you a call and discuss if he can help you with his surgical procedures. I know little about congenital fusion, but I can make some guesses; your vertebrete have joined , bypassing normal disc material that separates them. I... (6 replies)
... Dee, I have a herniated disc at C5-6 with bone spurs, likely pinched nerves and spinal cord compression. I saw a Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Spinal Surgery last week who said surgery in my case in inevitable. I've been in PT and Chiro for 3 months which has relieved some daily pain for a couple of hours, but no more than that. I am planning on getting a 2nd opinion... (6 replies)
... I have a congenital fusion of c6-c7, bone spurs and pinched nerves. I NEED to talk to people of the same....what do I do? Therapy isn't working!! HELP PLEASE! (6 replies)
... Is the foraminal narrowing causing you any nerve problems? Do you have pain or tingling or numbness? I think you are right about this being of less concern than your c6-c7 probem. Hope everything goes well with your surgery! If you still are having problems after you have recovered from surgery you might consider having an EMG study to see if any nerves are being pinched by... (2 replies)
... Never had a health related issue in my life, was helping put a new roof on my house this summer, and ached like a mutha, so 4 months later (I thought it would go away) I went to the family doc, he said knotted muscles, didn't go away, went to a chiro, he had xrays done of neck and shoulder, and low and behold, I was born with almost NO disk between c6-c7, and bone spurs... (6 replies)
... C7 fusion with a PEEK in February of 2010. I am a 56 year old male at about 155 pounds. A little history. ... (7 replies)
... I am so thankful that I found this message board! To give a brief (ish) history, I have had neck fatigue and pain leading to daily headaches for 10+ years. Have been in 5 car accidents - (2 being pretty serious, 3 were fender benders). First one in 1978 - I was only 18, got thrown around a lot in the inside of the car and pretty much walked away unscathed from a serious... (3 replies)
... C7 cervical fusion in August 2011 as a result of a fall during gymnastics practice. She fractured the C7 vertebrae in the fall which led to the fusion. ... (2 replies)
... If you had a two level fusion did it eventualy cause other problems in your neck.? ... (8 replies)
... C7. Each time they went in a different place for the anterior approach so they didn't cut through any scar tissue and the last fusion they did BOTH anterior and posterior to really shore things up. ... (7 replies)
... c7. i tried therapy, epidurals, medicine, etc. nothing worked. so i went to the doctor again the other day and they said they are doing either a double fusion of those areas, or a fusion and a fake disk put in my neck. i was also told there will be metal plates and screws in my neck. this surgery is on june 20 2012. ... (16 replies)
... C7 decompression and fusion on February 24th. I chose to use cadavar bones instead of having the bone taken from my hip. He will be using titanium plate for the fusion. ... (8 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)


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