I just found this blog and I'm thinking some people here might be able to give me some insight.
I have spinal stenosis and have already had 2 cervical fusion on c3-c4 and c5-c6. About 10 years ago I partially herniated c1-c2 but the NS didnt want to do the surgery for sevearl reasons.. The main on he said was the risk of dyphasia after fusing that area. Recently I have started having severe pain in my right arm and shoulder. Its anywhere from a dull ache to a roaring agony. I have a doctors appointment on April 6th and I am scared to death that he is going to say surgery again. My questiojn.. has anyone had c1-c2 fused and if so was there any dyphasia afterwards? I am a chef by trade.. dyphasia would take a lot of steam out of my professional sails. I appreciate any insights. I am also open to prayers that its NOT a surgical problem and just a pinched nerve maybe... Thank you all and best of luck in upcoming procedures and healings.