My doctor/surgeon told me that I need to have, at least, 3 discs AND 2 VERTEBRA removed from my neck. I have never heard of anyone having their vertebra REMOVED????? This scares the crap out of me!!!
I'm a 48 year old artist that has pain and occassional numbness in my hands and arms. I would like to know what I can expect as for as rehab time and future dexterity in my hands and arms.
I've had 360 fusion surgery at L5-S1 (2005) and I still have some pain due to nerve damage. Being an artist, I am concerned about having nerve damage in my neck that might interfer with my dexterity.