Looking for advice and recommendations.
I finally went to my OS after 6 weeks of intractable neck and head pain. Initially tried PT, ice/heat/ice and prolotherapy 2 session without success. Upon examination I am presenting neurological issues such as radiating pain through traps/shoulders, swelling at C7 spinous process,cervicogenic headaches, tingling in my right hand and localized trembling of a vascular nature. He was alarmed at my X-ray showing that my C6 C7 allo- bone graft did not look anything like the C5 C6 bone graft in that there appeared some movement, cracking and/or some degree of shape deformity. He did not want to jump to conclusions and immediately ordered a CT Scan.
I do not know the results and am rescheduled to see him on Wednesday. He stated that I may not have fused after all although he told me so in Jan/2010 and gave me a full bill of health without any limitations. I was pain free and very active for a whole year running and lifting weights until 6 weeks ago.
When I informed him of my level of activity, he stated it was not indicative of pseudoarthrosis or non-union but that I may have cracked the graft because my fusion was tenuous. I am genuinely concerned about my options if this is the case such as posterior correction or revised ACDF. Anyone experienced failure of a bone graft and what to do about it?
Please any advice or comments are greatly appreciated.