Hi. On February 18 I had a five level, C3-T1, fusion done. I just received my x-rays from my personal physician and I see that there are no screws or plates in my neck at all. I put a call in to my surgeons office today but have not received a return call yet. Has anyone had this kind of surgery without the hardware? It was successful - my pain and numbness are gone. Although I'm having neck pain now and some arm pain that I did not have before. It comes and goes so I'm hoping it eventually goes away completely. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.