I will try to be brief, for one thing I have a migraine. It seems I end up each day this way, with such a bad headache I am usually lying in bed by now.
I have had two cervical spine fusions resulting in a total fusion over the past 14 yrs. Now I'm really concerned that they are beginning to weigh down on the disc underneath. I really don't know where to go from here. I guess its the T spine? I was told years ago that it was possible that I would have to have this repaired at some future point, but I always convinced myself, NO more surgery. Esp. after the last one in '05, I still cannot swallow very well.
Anyway, my neck is so painful and worse, these headaches are such that they build up during the day, my ears hum, I feel tingling and numbness in extremities, dizziness, etc. The same symptoms as before the cervical fusion, only worse.
My nuerologist is giving me meds for the migraines but they continue.
I'm trying to put off going to a doc till after 11/1 when I will finally go on Medicare/Disability. I am 60. All of this is the result of a head/neck injury when my car was totaled in 1991.
Can anyone relate to these symptoms? Has anyone had to have surgery under a cervical fusion? What did it involve? Thanks for any help.