Hi I could really use some help. I had ACDF C5/6 about 5 yrs ago. Thought all went well until about 3 yrs ago. I started getting pain in shoulder blade and muscle in arm, it would come and go. My doctor sent me for MRI in Feb 2008 Results are: C3/4 disc herniation causing moderate impression upon thecal sac
C4/5 disc bulge causing small ventral impression upon thecal sac
C6/7 disc bulge which impinges upon thecal sac
Degenerative disease Now neck hurts to move, and can sometimes feel it in my middle finger. Shoulder blade feels like a giant muscle cramp.
My docor took more exrays said he also thinks my screws came loose and plate is moving around, said I never fused. He is sending me for a CT myelogram. Says he needs to do sugery to fix it and will go thru the back of my neck. Wants to take bone from my hip this time. Has anyone ever had this happen to them, and is this the normal procedure. Any help appreciated