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planojonespplanojones Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
15 years, survivor of cervical disc issues, just completed 30 days post op R&R of C5/C6 April 22. Had C6/C7 R&R'ed back in 2002. "Cervical radiculopathy with myelopathy and upper extremity paralysis" is what the VA wrote on my chart when I retired in 2003. To date they have only awarded 10 % compensation for "Cervical fusion @ c6/c7 healed".

I'm simply trying to find out if I will ever recover fully from the pain and weakness that haunts me 99% of my time here on earth. ~X(


  • First let me say welcome to spine-health. Have a look around and you will find many whom have had cervical fusion. If you had myelopathy when they did the surgery, the surgery was only done to stop the progression of the symptoms but will not take away what you already had. You can place cervical myelopathy in the search feature at the top of the page and learn more about it.

    AS far as your percent of disability it depends on what you were able to do post surgery. Did the surgery cause you to leave the military or did you return to active duty once you recovered?

    Just thought I would stop by and welcome you to spine-health. Thank you for your service.
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