Hi everyone, I wrote in this forum a couple of years ago and lost my password and account when I moved back to the UK and now I have returned to Spain where I had the surgeries. My old user name was "benyonm".
I had a car a accident in 2004 and a "wing cage" fusion in C6-C7 in February 2005. In December 2005 I needed surgery again and my neurosurgeon decided to implant a Prodisc C in C5-C6. Strange because after I found out, you should never have a Prodisc C if your upper or lower level has been fused. I still have a chronic C7 Radiculopathy and cronic muscle atrophy in my upper limb down to my fingers and burning sensation with chronic pain. Now I have been told that they included me in a trial (without asking...) and that Prodisc C is giving a lot of problems and here in Europe all spine speciallist have been recommended to remove these discs due to problems. My Prodisc is almost six years and the pain is constant from the beginning. I have a strange bone growth in my fusion, in flexion XRs you can clearly tell it is covex curved (growing outwards) instead of concave curved. I will be having a CAT and new XRays next week as MRIs are all blured. Two doctors say the Prodisc has to be removed and the lower level under the fusion has to be fused as well.
I would appreciate if anyone has heard the same...
Also I would like to exchange experiences with other people who have had and ADR and Prodisc C.
Take care and keep fighting hopefully we will find a solution to our pain