Ok this is going to sound so stupid, but I had a neck fusion two years ago and they took bone marrow out of hip etc..At one level where I had a disk herniation that was cutting off the spinal cord like an hour glass. Any way I got immediate arm relief and also my neck stopped getting stuck but have continued to have pain. Anyway lately is is getting worse and the only thing controlling the pain is the medications I am on for my back pain. When it starts to wear off the pain is pretty bad and I can hardly turn my neck. Anyway never had a MRI or xray afterward showing if my neck ever fused. So I am getting worried. I will talk to my new surgeon about this problem but I know we can't really address the issue till after my back surgery. But what I was wondering is if any of you with neck fusions ever had a dissolvable device put in your neck? If so what was it? It's funny I just remembered that and I do not remember seems like she said it was either a dissolvable plate or a dissolvable fixation device. Has anyone heard of this. At the time it was something new that she wanted to use, she was a neurosurgeon and now with my problems I am curious as to what it was and if it dissolved or whatever. I do plan on requesting a copy of my records but the are so incompetent who knows how long it will take to receive them, I asked for a letter one time and said it was urgent and it took them 3 months to get it to me. They lose my home address every time I give it to them etc..Anyway these are major reasons I found someone else for my back surgery. Thank goodness! For my back surgery I found an orthopedic spine specialist who is top rated in the bay area and he has done the spine fellowship.
anyone with any clues as to what this dissolvable device was?. Maybe I can get copy's of records from that hospital or my insurance so I can find out exactly what she did and give the info to my new surgeon. Last time it happened so quickly and I wasn't thinking straight or anything to remember everything, this time I know exact details of what is happening and everything.