In June 2008, I had an operation to replace two discs in my neck. This was altered during surgery to one disc replacement and a fusion with supporting metal plate.
Since then I have suffered a lot of 'cracking' sounds and sticking from the neck. The surgeon says that this is normal! I would like to know if anyone out there has had the same experience after a fusion/replacement.
The metal plate they put in to support the fusion causes a permanent lump in my throat with a similar feeling to having a marble stuck in my throat. This not only causes discomfort when swallowing, but sometimes causes choking (mainly in my sleep), and makes items I'm trying to swallow 'pop back up' my throat. Has anyone out there experienced this, and is is fixable?
Please reply, I would really like to know that I'm not alone in these 'experiences'.