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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hey im new just found this sight im getting ready to have a triple fusion c3-c6 with bone taken out of my hip. I am fighting with workers comp. to fix me. Doc. says later on another one will rupture. But does not want to touch it till he has too. I am using Foderen Ortho. in Houston. I am told they are the best. I have major spinal cord compression. They are telling me to quit smoking. I am misserable and scared to death. I am a painter and do not know how I will ever work again.


  • I have had my c4-7 fused over 2 operations. I used donor bone to spare the pain from taking bone from the hip. I had my C5-7 fused back in March of '07 and just this past March had my C4-5 fused. I am currently going through physical therapy and will have a better idea in a month or so if I'll ever be returning to my job as a tractor trailer driver.
    My doc says I have another disc that is on the fence but would rather wait then to do it now.
    Best of luck to you and keep positive, it is quite possible you will be returning to your old job

    Be Well
  • I would assume that my painting career is over...good luck trying to look up and down to roll walls with a fused neck...better ask your doc for disc replacement...
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