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... The reason I asked about ibuprofen is because it inhibits bone fusion. I was just wanting to know how soon after the fusion do people that have had neck fusion feel OK to take it? ... (4 replies)
... My surgeon said I was fused. He also said I could take Advil (Ibuprofen) now. He is a bit on the liberal side, so I don't trust what he says. LOL. He also told me I could go to NYC a month after a 2 level fusion.....NO PROBLEM. I waited till 4 months and even that was rough. Anyway, I am needing to figure out some kind of pain control where I can substitute teach elementary... (4 replies)
... inflammatory drugs are not allowed after spinal fusion surgeries until there is radiological evidence that fusion has successfully occurred. ... (7 replies)

... you have a higher sucessful fusion rate with your own bone than with a donor. Sometimes fusion will not occur. Fusion in general takes 6 weeks to 3 months I think and in the case of a bone graft I think it continues to mature and grow over the next couple of years. ... (9 replies)
... I did have a pseudarthrosis in my lumbar spine years ago that resulted in a second surgery. However, in that case, the first fusion was done without hardware so the second one included hardware. ... (4 replies)
... just to be sure. I'm concerned that it took 16 months before your doctor realized the fusion was not happening. ... (12 replies)
... I take a random ibuprofen or two now and then, but other than that I am on no prescribed meds... ... (9 replies)
Non Fusion Option
Mar 30, 2007
... I am not on any daily pain meds. Every now and then if I overdo it I might take a couple ibuprofen at night. ... (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)
... 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)
... ortho right away and hopefully start physical therapy. Unlike last time, when my family doctor told me for over a year that all I had was arthritis and to take ibuprofen !! ... (3 replies)
... Nanacan: Take very special care of your neck. You want the fused portion to heal and thus minimal strain on the neck is probably best. Did your doctor provide you with a bone growth stimulator (BGS)? It's used to enhance bone fusion (along with avoiding NSAIDS for up to 6 mo so no celebrex, advil/ibuprofen, aleve/naproxen, and aspirin, etc) (53 replies)
... I just looked at my post op images and I can see where the fusion of my C5-C6 is and then about an inch below it and in front closer to my throat I see what appears to be a BOLT! It looks like it is just sitting there, not connecting anything from what i can see. Anyone else have an image like this? The MRI post op report reads that: Postoperative findings without any... (9 replies)
... Yea, so can you folks that had a fusion help me on this? ... (4 replies)
... Doc said that the greater the number of fusion levels, the lesser the success rate. ... (39 replies)
... ve that much pain but did decide to retire...but I'm 60. I can pick up the grandkids and do just about everything I want to do. The only thing I take for pain is ibuprofen but then again, I have rheumatoid arthritis and most of my pain is from that. ... (2 replies)
... r little ones on legs and arms but one on my neck is horrifying. I was also told to rub vitamin E on the scar. It was interesting that the list of meds such as ibuprofen not to take for 8 months was also listed no oral vitamin E. ... (53 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)
... 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)
... wow thanks all for replies it is nice to know i am not the only one and there are people out there experiencing similar things. at least you know the uk consultants/surgeons a crap over here too!!!! onto the subject of meds.... i do have an appointment for pain management.....on may 22nd...just after a year since my surgery...good eh. I do take nurofen when things get too bad... (9 replies)

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