I had a succesful neck fusion, in 1991, of C5 and 6, and it is in their solid, and no problems. I had cadaver graft. And was in for 5 days, but times have changed, in 20 years.
Had a sitting MRI of neck, few weeks ago..they are great!. Getting neck pain, moving head up, and headaches.
The rheumatologist, said quite common in disks above the fused ones, to get arthritis. And i should see a nuerosurgeon. Got an appt in a month. But meanwhile, i saw the pain mgmt dr, who gave me an epidural in the neck, and will do another one soon, but he is saying the same thing..i need another fusion.
I will also get a 2nd opinion with a ortho spine dr.
C3-4 there is narrowing of the nueral foramen due to degerative facet hypertrophy.
C4-5 has degenration, annular bulging.
C4-5 mild canal stenosis,mild bilateral soraminal stenosis, due to dis bulging, small osteophytes
C6-7 disc bulging which causes marked nueroforiminal stenosis