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... I am going to try and make this as short as possible even though my story is very complicated. I have had chronic pain for over 11 years. I had surgery in Nov. ... (22 replies)
... Jennybyc....Where have you been...I have been waiting and waiting for you to answer me. I tried on another board to find you and am so glad that you found me. ... (22 replies)
... hen he said that he actually saw why I was in pain that I started tearing up even though I know the reason why I am in pain before even hearing what the Cat Scan and MRI say. I know the arthritis and bonespurs alone above and below the titanium and narrowing under it as the chiropractor told me can cause the pain. ... (22 replies)

... C7, and a fusion. He said that he will also remove bone spurs and use the local bone along with a titanium mesh implant to replace the disc, and titanium plates and screws. I wish the surgery were today instead of 4 weeks as the severe chest pain is driving me crazy. ... (7 replies)
... Ok - I'll put on my metallurgical hat today - titanium is a non-magnetic metal - sometimes it is an alloy (mixture) with other metals but in this case I do think its in a non-magnetic form and MRI is ok Airport detectors are set differently and these plates may trigger those even if they aren't magnetic (I don't have plates so I don't know this for sure) -Sunshine (11 replies)
... from what I was told, and have found doing a quick search just to double check before I replied to your post, the titanium plates might cause a small amount of "smear artifact" but do allow for postoperative MRI evaluation with little artifactual interference. ... (4 replies)
... s. she did a disectomy and foraminotomy with my hip bone on the right side. i cant think of anything bad enough to call this pain. ... (10 replies)
... Well my suggestion is DONT do the surgery, try some alternative therapies, through physical therapy and pain management. ... (25 replies)
... th. I have a lot of confidence in my surgeon. Last year, I lost the ability to raise or use my left arm. I went through several neuro surgeons, orthepedics, and nerve studies. Everyone thought my problem was from my brachial plexus. I found my surgeon and he immediately diagnosed it from my neck. ... (0 replies)
... I have had two cervical spine surgeries, one in 1989 and the other in 1994. ... (32 replies)
... The disk between your C6 and C7 vertebrae is protruding backward into your spinal canal. The disk may have ruptured, or it may just have been squeezed out by pressure on the spine. ... (2 replies)
Cervical Fusion
Dec 7, 2010
... Advil or Aleve for several months prior to surgery . I do know you will probably have to stop all meds 10 days prior to surgery unless OK'd by your doctor. First and foremost relax! I did not and I regret it now. I worried all for nothing. With a capable surgeon, cervical fusion works wonders. ... (11 replies)
... d have severe pain from L. shoulder blade up neck and around shoulder. But visits to chiro and icing helped it go away in a week or so. About 2 yrs ago after a strenuous remodeling project, I started having more pain and it extended down my L. arm. ... (15 replies)
... Hi I haven't been on here for years. I am going to try and make this as quick as possible. I live in Chronic Pain and have for over 11 years. ... (2 replies)
... of April my neck was hurting, I thought I slept on it wrong or pulled a muscle or something. I dealt with the pain until the end of May when the pain in my neck and shoulder started to become more painful and I had pain shooting down my arm and if I moved my arm, my arm and hand would turn purple. ... (10 replies)
... I just read your post and feel so bad for you. I had a anterior cervical fusion Nov. ... (8 replies)
Gulp...surgery
Oct 31, 2002
... Mine was through the neck and he used plates and screws. That too makes a big difference, no plates and screws means much longer and slower recovery. Which makes sense... hope this helps! ... (24 replies)
Cervical Fusion
Nov 30, 2010
... the surgery will do is leave you with the same amount of pain but stop the advancement of nerve damage. You do have a slight chance of paralysis from the surgery and they should have told you that but it is very low for an ACDF. The best is that you end up relatively pain free and with the nerve damage averted. ... (11 replies)
... Ironic...I have vocal cord dysfunction where my vocal cords will suddenly snap shut and I can't breathe. I choke and choke to get air in or out and when I'm getting to the point where I think I'll pass out, it usually subsides. My doc tells me that passing out will release the spasm so feel free to pass out! ... (4 replies)
ACDF on Sept. 8
Aug 29, 2008
... Newbie to the board, and to ACDF... ... (13 replies)


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