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Cervical Fusion

Started by Bioniclady48 on 08/27/2019 11:06pm

I had a cervical fusion on 06/2019. My spinal cord was severely compressed and I had symptoms of nerve pain in my neck shoulders arms down to my hands and fingers. I also was off balance with numbness and tingling in my legs and feet. I always felt as if I was going to fall. I lost over 40 lbs because sometimes I just don’t have an appetite, but I’m supposed to be fine. After my surgery I didn’t get a collar to wear , hard or soft. I went down The next day after coming home. I couldn’t move my upper body to stand I was in do much pain. I had three days of physical. Therapy just to make sure I was up and walking in which I finally did. It was tough and painful. It’s been almost 3 months and I’m still having pain, I had an mri of the thoracic and lumbar the thoracic has arthritis and it still hurts in the t1 area where the surgery scar stopped. The lumbar has a bulging disc on the l4-5 and but the neurosurgeon says oh your fine.. my family e put me 100mg of gabapentin it helps a little not much . I’m in pain just trying to cook, do laundry even when I try to run the vacuum I have to lay down just for the pain ease up. I cAnt stand to long or sit to long because it feels like my neck is pulling and my legs get weak. I get numbness and tingling in my hands , feet, legs and face. This is ridiculous! The Neurosurgeon dismissed me from his office and says if you need us call us.. no check ups no nothing.. I’m appalled!! I have 8 titanium screws plates and rods in my neck and no more follow ups.. wow!!!

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Hello,
Your not alone. I had all of the symptoms your talking about. Numbness in left hand fingers, Right arm burning sensation and Right leg burning sensation 24 * 7. The MRI showed a severe spinal cord compression and also had a signal change in C5 - C6. I had cervical fusion and I am 9 month post op.

Definitely its better comparing to where I was in 3 months after surgery. But all of the symptoms are still there only the severity is little bit down.
The reply I got from Surgeon is "This surgery is to stop advancing the condition, its not for complete reversal to normal". Even he is not sure if the nerves would even heal and timeline of it. Neurosurgeon cares only about if the fusion has started, he/she doesn't care much about pain.

Trust me you will get used to the pain level around 8-9 month mark. You can also try any neurologist who can hook you up with some nerve pain medication.

This surgery is all of a hope game. I am praying for your recovery and pain

:) :)

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http://www.melisa.org/bsem-melisa-conferencSIT018/

This article will begin with the FDA STATING THAT SOME OF US HAVE ALLERGIES TO METAL IMPLANTS. THIS WAS POSTED BY THE FDA 3/15/19

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OMG. THAT MAKES NO SENSE. NO FOLLOW UP. THEY ALWAYS HAVE A FOLLOW UP. CONTACT ANOTHER ORTHO SURGEON. THEY DON'T GIVE COLLARS ANYMORE WHAT I UNDERSTAND.

http://www.melisa.org/bsem-melisa-conference-2018/
PLEASE READ THIS STATEMENT FDA NOW STATING IMPLANTS COULD BE TOXIC TO SOME OF US.

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