Well, I am back again. I am recovering from my L5/S1 PLIF. Now it is time to take care of my neck. UGH! I have been dealing with neck pain and headaches for many many years. It has recently gotten quite a bit worse this past year. My headaches have increased in frequency and intensity also.
I finally had xrays taken and found out I have issues with my C1/C2 levels. I am only in the beginning stages of things. I know I have to go through many things before seeing the surgeon. I am just trying to do my homework and research since this neck stuff is all new to me.
My questions are: How long did the surgery take for a single level cervical fusion? How long was the hospital stay? How bad were your symptoms before you agreed to surgery? I have not seen much information about the c1/c2 levels so I figure I am again in the minority of cases. I can't win sometimes.
Thanks for all the help!