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... I must have one of the most lenient neurosurgeons in the world. Soft collar, back to work in 3 weeks, etc. He's also lenient in the drug category! ... (12 replies)
I'm back!
Nov 24, 2004
... with autograft. J dearest is out getting my steroid, vicodin and robaxin as I write this. ... (8 replies)
... Posterior cervical surgery is indeed more painful than anterior. My ACDF was virtually pain free (from a surgical pain perspective). But when they go through the back they have to cut through muscle (which they don't do when going through the front), thus the increased pain level. Has your doctor discussed what can be done to enhance fusion? I had a bone growth stimulator... (13 replies)

Non Fusion Option
Mar 30, 2007
... I can't really remember how long it was before I was picking up my son. I'm sure I cheated and started doing it a little bit before I was supposed to. Although my friends and family were really great with making me take it easy. ... (34 replies)
... I've asked Saucer to come over and speak to you. She is just recovering from a major fusion that involved C2. She has tried driving. ... (46 replies)
... whiplashes. It took several years for my discs to degenerate enough to give up and decide on surgery. My dr's didn't help, even the pain specialist was a donkey. ... (65 replies)
... she will do to help you fuse. For my ACDF I had a bone stimulator. It was prescribed by my surgeon, was an item I wore around my neck and had a battery pack, and wore it 4 hours per day for 8 weeks. It helps the bone heal. ... (12 replies)
... I have recently been diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and after an MRI, scintigraph scan and numerous Xrays, the orthopedic surgeon has offered me the option of an IDET. ... (3 replies)
... Had 3 level ACDF fusion 9 months ago and still hurt real bad.Had xrays at the surgeons office several times using his three dimension state of the art machine and everthing looks fine and is completely fused.Had the last xray only 6 weeks ago and it still looks good. ... (3 replies)
... They won't automatically offer it in some cases if you don't tell them you need help. The general recommendation is to not take ibuprofen as studies show it might interfere with fusing. Take tylenol. ... (2 replies)
... in my left foor back in 2004.... ... (6 replies)
... Our vertebrae have small joints that protrude off the sides and backs. If you've seen what the cervical vertebra looks from the top, the 2 "wings" off to the back and sides of the bone are the facet joints. The uncovertebral joints are small fibrous type joints that are on the sides more toward the front. ... (4 replies)
... pain and inflamation start this cycle that gets cronic. ... (9 replies)
... Thanks Deb and Chatter for your replies. Sorry you're going thru this too. It just stinks, did a abit of raking and ouch! I don't take pain meds, only ibuprofen for fear of addiction. I usually just go recline in my chair after these episodes, but, so sick of forgoing plans with others in fear of pain! ... (9 replies)
... I am the type of person who scars so easily. I have a scar on my knee and one on my abdomen from some surgeries and other little ones on legs and arms but one on my neck is horrifying. I was also told to rub vitamin E on the scar. ... (53 replies)
... in December, with donor bone and titanium plate. I had to wear a hard Miami J collar for 6 weeks, and actually as I "weaned" off it wore it almost another 2 weeks, and am only now down to a couple hours a day. ... (7 replies)
... with plate and own bone. Try for muscle spasm TORODAL. ... (15 replies)
... I did shower in a Philadelphia and eventually switched to a soft collar to shower in. ... (6 replies)
Looking for Advice
May 19, 2010
... years ago and I can tell you that recovery is very slow. ... (1 replies)
... It really does sound like you need those foramina opened up and that alone should bring your pain levels way down. ... (4 replies)


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