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extensive neck surgery

lbrucksllbrucks Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had neck surgery approximately 6 weeks ago; had new x-ray to take to dr. after 4 wk. surgery - rehab person came to my house 1 week later with cervical bone stimulator; was told to use 4 hours a day; could break it into 2 hours at a time which worked better than a straight 4 hour session. My surgery consisted of 5 fusions (C-2 thru C-6) and had 3 "hinges" attached as I was told I literally had NO discs left and what bone was left was very soft. I seem to get mild headaches plus neck/shoulder/arm "discomfort" (hate the word 'pain') after the stimulator has been used. I was told to expect it; it was part of the bone growth/blood circulation aspect from using the stimulator. I have not been told the time frame (yet) that I am to keep using this stimulator; have another check-up in 3 weeks (along with a new x-ray) and hope to have more information from the surgeon at that time. Is there anyone out there than had such extensive neck surgery at one time, is using the stimulator -- and has seen positive bone growth? Kyecal
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