I had C5-6-7 fused anteriorly in 1993 with bone donated from my right hip. In 2000 I ended up in an emergency room with acute pain that started about C5-7 and extended around my left shoulder blade into my tricep and my 3 outside fingers were also numb. They did a laminectomy on C7-T1 and removed a frag of disc that was pushing on the cord. It was a little better but not much so a year later they went in anteriorly and fused C7-T1 with another graft from my hip and a small plate that only spanned C7-T1. I still have terrible pain most of the time with occasional flare ups that are excrutiating. I have been to see another surgeon and he thinks after looking at a new MRI and CT scan that the C7-T1 never fused properly and is causing approximately 75% of my pain. He wants to operate from the posterior and fuse the facet joints at C7-T1 but also go down thru T3 and up to C5 ish. He says he will also anchor rods to the lamina from C5 thru T3. The reason for this he says is to spread out the load over a wider area. Has anyone had something similar done? I want to be as sure as I possibly can before I let someone cut me a 4th time and fuse more than are already done.