:H Saw my Spinal Surgeon this morning 29/7 to get results of Radionuclid Scan done on 15/7. Apparently there is swelling in areas C7 and C8 so he wants to inject these and then see me a month later to judge effect. Other alternative was a discogram which he seemed reluctant to do. Should injections not work the ACDF C4/5/6 done in September 2010 will have to be extended!! The pain is most severe however Amitryptiline seems to help a little and stops the spasms.
Previous ops: Rt Knee Total Replacement 1998 but had to be revised 2000. Lt Knee Total Replacement 2006. PLIF plus rebuild of lower spine 2008. ACDF C4/5/6 2010.