My husband may not have fused at one level. His bone scan was inconclusive, and the Dr. ordered an MRI which didn't show it.
They want to reoperate, but my concern is that everytime they do a level, the level adjacent will be compromised. I think they would do c3,4 this time. When his aunt had c 2,3 done, she was left with not being able to use her arm, so this scares me to death.
He hasn't had any pain managagment, and I think he should try a Physiatrist first. It has been 3 years since his surgery for C 5,6,7. He seems to think he should be pain free. He says he cannot do his job (he is an electrician). Maybe he should apply for SSD.
Should he put off surgery for as long as possible?