I had a neck operation in May 2011 where the C5, C6 and C7 discs were removed and then fused with bone taken from my hip. I then had another operation in August 2012 where the C3 and C4 discs were removed and fused with donor bone. The bone that replaced the C5 - C7 discs as well as the bone that replaced the C3 & C4 discs were then also fused together meaning that I now have 5 discs consisting of rigid bone. I went for a check-up with my neurosurgeon last week and it seems that there is now a problem with the C1 and C2 discs. Something about the gap being too big as well as the ligaments that are too lose. My neurosurgeon also sent me for blood tests to check for Rheumatoid Arthritis. I still have tingling in my fingers despite the fact that I have had a carpal tunnel operation and still have pain in my shoulders, the top of my back and my neck, despite my neck operations as well as a roto cuff operation.
Does anyone else out there have these sort of problems and if so, please can you advise how you are dealing with them?