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ACDF Hardware removal

edited 12/11/2013 - 2:39 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi there last year in Dec 12 i started having pain in both arms and numbness neck pain was bad I went and had a MRI that showed 3 4 5 herniated and touching the spinal cord, The doctor was not to eager to do the surgery but my pain management doc told me one wrong move and i could be paralyized i went back and saw his partner and he said i needed surgery, so i went back and brought my family and the doctor said he would do the surgery but could not understand y i was in so much pain, so the surgery was done in 3/2013i was told the horse voice and swallowing for 2 weeks,... well the hoarse voice and swallowing was a probkem for ever i went back every month and told him ... he finally agreed when i lost 15lbs to send me to a ENT who did the barrium swallow on 7/15/13 which showed that the hardware was pressing on the esphogus slight pressure effect on the posterior aspect og the cervical esphogus from the Hardware,,, i called the doc and he never returned my call finally i went in to see him a month and 1/2 later he said he would take it out 5 mths after the orginal surgery ,, now i have no hardware I have echoing in my right ear like i have water in it,,, ENT said it is a dysfunctional ethusain tube. I still cant swallow.. i think he waited to long.. it takes me lots of fluids to pass food down,, so i fill up on fluid,,,,,, They said they can put a tube in my ear and a balloon in my esphogus to stretch it but all this is temporary TO TOP IT ALL i got rearened on 11/27/2013 so now i am in doubdle pain,,, theMRI showed multinodulars on my thyroid now,,,,, i am in more pain then all this started down 31 lbs i am 5'3 100 lbs on a good day
Has any one had the hardware removed
does anyone have the same problems

concerend and at the end of the rope
Sissy D


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    edited 12/11/2013 - 7:55 PM
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